Albert White (VC)
1 December 1892|
Liverpool, United Kingdom
19 May 1917 (aged 24)|
|Buried||Remembered on the Arras Memorial|
|Unit||South Wales Borderers|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Albert White VC (1 December 1892 in Liverpool – 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.
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.