It would appear that Frederick White had been involved in the hotel business for much of his life. In April 1916 when volunteering for enlistment he stated that he was a 41 year old single barman living and working at St. Helens. He was originally allotted to the 26th Battalion, then the 1st reinforcements for the 40th Battalion, departing Tasmania with the original contingent on the Berrima on 1 July 1916. He was later transferred to the 49th Battalion. In April 1917 he was treated for Shell Shock, re-joining his unit a month later. During 1918 he was also treated for rheumatism.
He returned to Australia in 1919. He also returned to the hotel business and be-came well known in the Derby and Scottsdale areas. In the early 1920’s he married and the couple had just one daughter. Frederick White died of a heart condition in August 1948.