WHITE (1) - Co Down, Ireland -> Australia (VIC, NSW)
John Richard White was born 27 August 1865 in Rosstrevor, Killowen, County Down, Ireland to parents Richard White & Naffy (Annabella)Smith. His father Richard has been listed as a coastguard on certificates.
John was joined the Merchant Navy and eventually came to Australia, where he continued his naval service, including being a part of the Victorian contingent in the Boxer Rebellion. The State Library of Victoria holds his war time diary and many descendants have typed copies. His naval career continued as time went on and he became Lt Commander.
John's known brothers & sisters include Mary Anne, Joseph William, Richard, Annabella, Catherine & James Joseph. Two sisters became nuns and migrated to Australia also.
He married Amelia Agnes Auld on 15 April 1890 in Williamstown, VIC, and their children included John Richard (Jnr), Annabella, Amelia Agnes (Jnr- dec as child), Mary, Kathleen, William Joseph, Thomas Francis, CHristina Veronica & Amelia Agnes (Jnr 2).
John died on 14 May 1929 in NSW, Australia.
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