Ronald Keith White


Motor Engineer, Employed at Motor Works in Newcastle


Lodged at 16 Newbury Street South Shields

Evidence of Identification

An inquest on 18th* victim of the Jarrow Train Disaster was opened this morning at the Police Buildings, South Shields by the Deputy Coroner, Mr R.A Shepherd, the deceased being Ronald Keith White, 24, who died in the Ingham Infirmary from the effects of his injuries.

Annie Clark, widow living at 16 Newbury Street, said that the deceased had lodged with her for 10 weeks. Deceased has been in the habit of leaving the house every morning about a quarter to seven to catch the 7:12 train at Tyne Dock for Newcastle, and he left the house to join that train on the morning of Friday 17th December. (Newspaper clipping 24 December 1916)

*even though Ronald is shown as the 18th Victim, he is actually the 17th as one  of the believed victims William Mills, later turned up alive.

Death Register 

Ronald Keith White Birth Date 1891 Date of Registration March 1916 Aged 24 Registration district S/S Durham Volume 10a page 904

Additional Information obtained from Selby Library:

Ronald Keith White, 6 Norfolk Terrace, Chapel Allerton,  Leeds

Died 24th December 1915 at the Infirmary S/S, Administration Wakefield 24th June to Alfred Taylor White, Gentleman Effects £418 10s 8d

Buried Selby Cemetery

Born 10th January 1891

Baptised Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Pontefract York February 12th 1891

Father – Alfred Taylor White

Mother – Sarah Booth

1911 Census

Harold Duncan White Age 27 (Head)

Ronald Keith White     Age 20

Address: Liquorice Works Selby Yorkshire


Photograph thanks to John Caffery