- The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
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For most conspicuous bravery at Stuff Redoubt on the 27th September and the 1st October 1916. He was in command of the troops that held the southern and western faces of a redoubt. For four days and nights, by his indomitable spirit, great personal courage and skilful dispositions, he held his position under fire of all kinds and against several counter-attacks.
Though short of supplies and ammunition, his determination never wavered. When the enemy attacked in greatly superior numbers and had almost ejected our troops from the redoubt, he personally led a counter-attack which finally cleared the enemy out of the southern and western faces. He risked his life continually and was the life and soul of the defence.
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Archie Cecil Thomas White was born on 5th October 1891 the elder of two
sons of Thomas and Jean White (nee Finlayson) who lived at Norwood House,
Langthorpe near Boroughbridge. Thomas White ran an outfitters shop
in Boroughbridge, a market town in North Yorkshire. Archie was
educated at the same time as Donald Bell at Harrogate Grammar School where
he won a scholarship to study English Literature at King's College London.
He graduated in 1912 and became a teacher at Westminster School.