A Royal Navy Group to Lieut. White who took part in the Battle of Jutland
A Royal Navy Group to Lieut. White who took part in the Battle of Jutland - 1914-15 Star (ART. ENG. A.W. WHITE, R.N.); British War Medal (ART. ENG. A.W. WHITE. R.N.); and Victory Medal (ART. ENG. A.W. WHITE. R.N.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, light contact, extremely fine. Accompanied by a duotang folder with his military biography and eight ship photographs. Footnote: Arthur William White was born in 1881 and began serving as an Engine Room Artificer, 4th Class in 1902. With the First World War in full swing, he was named to the rank of Artificer Engineer on September 14, 1915. Early in the new year, he was posted to the Battleship H.M.S. Revenge, as part of the 1st Battleship Squadron of the Grand Fleet, on January 4, 1916 and took part in the Battle of Jutland, from May 31 to June 1, 1916. He switched to the Talisman Class Destroyer H.M.S. Termagant on September 26, 1918, where he was the Artificer Engineer "in engineering charge" and served on the Dover Patrol until the end of the conflict. Post-War, he was posted to the Admiralty "E" Class Destroyer H.M.S. Portia, "in engineering charge", on August 22, 1919. He later became a Warrant Engineer. White began his first post-war overseas service on January 7, 1920, with the Light Cruiser H.M.S. Weymouth, as part of the 7th Light Cruiser Squadron in South America. Two and a half years later, he returned to England and was posted to the Cruiser H.M.S. Blenheim, as "additional" for Central Reserve Minesweepers out of Harwich, Essex, on July 5, 1922, followed by a posting to the Battleship H.M.S. Thunderer, as part of the Reserve Fleet out of Devonport, on October 11, 1924. His second overseas service began on September 14, 1925, as he was posted to the Cruiser H.M.S. Hawkins, as part of the 5th Cruiser Squadron, serving in China, as Assistant to the Fleet Engineering Officer, in the rank of Commissioned Engineer. He closed out his naval service with the Minesweeper H.M.S. Adventure, as part of the Atlantic Fleet, beginning on November 16, 1928 and finishing in 1931. White retired in the rank of Lieutenant (Engineer) on July 18, 1931, at the age of 50. He was married to Maud White and was a resident of Swerford, Oxfordshire, when he died on March 24, 1956, at Memorial Hospital, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, at the age of 75.