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Jack White

Born:
18 Tevet 5657 (23 December 1896)
Died:
6 Kislev 5710 (27 November 1949)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
WHI6291
Other first name:
Jacob
Other surname:
Weiss
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
18 Tevet 5657 (23 December 1896)
Place of birth:
Leeds

Death

Date of death:
6 Kislev 5710 (27 November 1949)
Died in combat?:
No
Burial place:
Blackley Jewish Cemetery, Lancashire

Places

Addresses

Family home:
13 St James Road, Salford (1911)

Other Organisations

Name:
Private White V.C.
Significance:
Men's British fashion brand, continued after his death in the factory he used to work in
Name:
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen
Significance:
Founding member
Name:
Grove House Lads' Club
Significance:
Member
Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
Significance:
Member

Synagogues

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Victoria Cross Citation

No. 18105 Pte. Jack White, R. Lanc. R.

For most conspicuous bravery and resource.

This signaller during an attempt to cross a river saw the two Pontoons ahead of him come under heavy machine-gun fire, with disastrous results.

When his own Pontoon had reached midstream, with every man except himself either dead or wounded, finding that he was unable to control the Pontoon, Pte. White promptly tied a telephone wire to the Pontoon, jumped overboard, and towed it to the shore, thereby saving an officer's life and bringing to land the rifles and equipment of the other men in the boat, who were either dead or dying

Private White VC Clothing Brand page about Private Jack White

https://www.privatewhitevc.com/meet-private-white

Family

Siblings

Nathan Weiss (male)
Eva Weiss (female)
Lewis Weiss (male)
Marie Weiss (female)
Ettie Weiss (female)
Pearl Weiss (female)
Joseph Weiss (male)

Parents

Father: Isaac Weiss (male)
Mother: Olga Weiss (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Lance Corporal
Assignments
Regiment:
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Battalion/unit:
6th Battalion
Campaigns:
Gallipoli
Siege of Kut
Medals:
Victoria Cross

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