Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Brigadier General Hon. Robert White

Brig.-Gen. Hon. Robert White was born on 26 October 1861. He was the son of Luke White, 2nd Baron Annaly of Annaly and Rathcline and Emily Stuart. He died on 19 November 1936 at age 75, unmarried.

Brig.-Gen. Hon. Robert White fought in the Nile Expedition between 1884 and 1885, where he won a medal with clasp, and bronze star. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Reserve of Officers, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He gained the rank of brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Reserve of Officers, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He fought in the Boer War in 1896. He fought in the Boer War in 1900, where he won a medal with five clasps. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. In 1914 he raised and commanded the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches six times, and wounded twice. He gained the rank of Brigadier-General in the service of the 184th Infantry Brigade, British Expeditionary Force. He was invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1916. He was decorated with the award of Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1918. He gained the rank of honorary Brigadier-General in 1918. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1919.

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