He was the Lieutenant Commander on H.M. Submarine Narwhal during WW2.
On May 1st, 1940, HMS Narwhal attacked a German convoy and torpedoed and sank the German troop transport BUENOS AIRES and torpedoed and damaged the German troop transport BAHIA CASTILLO in the Kattegat. BAHIA CASTILLO reached port but is declared a total loss.
On 22 July 1940, HMS Narwhal left the Humber for a minelaying mission off Norway, but failed to return.
On the afternoon of 23rd July she should have passed through (German) grid square 4856, where an aircraft reported attacking a submarine. This was believed to be Porpoise by the Germans but as Narwhal did not report again, it was assumed this attack sank her.
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Panel 36, Column 3.
Son of Stafford Charles and Beatrix Eliza White; husband of Nancy Laurie White.
WHITE Stafford Radcliffe of Pakoy Ellasdale-road Bognor Regis
Sussex died 1 August 1940 on war service Probate Llandudno
27 January to Nancy Laurie White widow.
Effects £2,501 as.