Jack White

Cofounder of the Irish Citizen Army
Born May 22, 1879

Captain James Robert "Jack" White DSO was one of the co-founders of the Irish Citizen Army.

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1879 Birth Jack White was born on 22 May 1879, at Whitehall, Broughshane, County Antrim to Anglican parents. … Read More


1901 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order, The London Gazette of 2 July 1901 in its DSO citation reporting: James Robert White, Lieutenant, The Gordon Highlanders. … Read More
1907 28 Years Old White resigned his commission in 1907, citing disaffection with the army and its role. … Read More


1913 34 Years Old In 1913 he proposed the creation of a workers militia to protect picket lines from assaults by the Dublin Metropolitan Police and gangs in pay of the employers. … Read More
1916 37 Years Old When Connolly was sentenced to death after the 1916 Rising, White rushed to South Wales and tried to bring the miners out on strike to save his life. … Read More


1938 59 Years Old In 1938 they returned to White Hall in Broughshane, White having inherited it from his mother after her death in 1935. … Read More


1945 66 Years Old White made a final and brief reappearance in public life during the 1945 General Election campaign. … Read More
1946 67 Years Old White worked with a Liverpool-Irish anarchist, Matt Kavanagh, on a survey of Irish labour history in relation to anarchism. In 1946 White died from cancer in a Belfast nursing home. … Read More
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