Maurice White

Maurice White (1893 – 1918) was born in Suffolk but was living at 2 Albert Road with his family when he started at North School. His father James was a police constable. In 1911 they had moved to 21 Colne Bank Road and Maurice had a job as a gardener.

Maurice joined the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment, arriving in France after 1916, and was part of the Second Battle of Somme, a time when the German gains of the Spring Offensive were being reversed. On 5th September the Allies retook the village of Brie. Maurice died on 20th September 1918 of his wounds probably in one of the casualty clearing stations based in Brie between September and October 1918. He is buried in the Brie British cemetery and remembered on the St Pauls roll of honour in Colchester which is now displayed in St James the Great Church on East Hill.

Sources
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC