Albert White (VC)

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Albert White
Born 1 December 1892
Liverpool, England
Died 19 May 1917 (aged 25)
Monchy-le-Preux, France
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit South Wales Borderers
Battles/wars World War I 
Awards Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross

Albert White VC (1 December 1892 in Liverpool[1] – 19 May 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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White was 25 years old, and a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 19 May 1917 at Monchy-le-Preux, France, Sergeant White, realising during an attack that one of the enemy's machine-guns, which had previously not been located, would hold up the whole advance of his company, dashed ahead to capture the gun. When within a few yards of it, he fell riddled with bullets, having willingly sacrificed his life in an attempt to secure the success of the operation.[2]

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