CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Joseph Leonard Maries White
Died: February 24, 1925

Regimental Number:
477988
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Battalion:
65th Squadron
Company:
Place of Birth:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
W.J. White, City Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Address at Enlistment:
Not specified
Date of Birth:
January 6, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Surveyor
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of Enlistment:
August 22, 1915
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
32 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
1 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
WIA: 16-04-1916
Date of Death:
February 24, 1925
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Unknown
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 10297-37
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Royal Flying Corps 65th Squadron
Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 65th Squadron
Captain Canadian Infantry Royal Canadian Regiment

War Diaries show he was wounded by a flare from a Very pistol on April 16, 1916.

Seconded to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 22, 1917.  Flew with 65 Sqn RAF, claimed 22 victories, awarded DFC and Bar, CdeG(F).  Joined the R.C.A.F. in 1924 and died in an air crash at Camp Borden 1925.

Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross First Bar