WHITE, Conrad and William

Conrad and William were two of the sons of William and Catherine White who lived at Stannifer near Inverell.

Conrad enlisted in Brisbane in September 1916. He was a thirty-year-old married man and listed his occupation as Powderman. He joined the Tunnelling Companies, Sept 1916-Feb 1918 Reinforcements, and sailed from Australia for England on RMS Omrah in January 1917. He was sent to France in April 1917 and worked with the 2nd Tunnelling Company. He returned to Australia in July 1919 and for a few years lived and worked at Stannifer. He died in 1960.

William was a thirty-one-year-old single man when he enlisted at Toowoomba in November 1915. He joined the 15th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement and sailed from Australia on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria in March 1916. He was transferred to the 47th Battalion and served in France where in April 1918 he was captured and taken to Germany as a prisoner of war. After being repatriated to England in January 1919 he returned to Australia where he was medically discharged in May 1919. William died in 1963.

Conrad and William have their named inscribed on the Stannifer and Old Mill Honour Roll.