On 29th June last the remains of the late Field Marshal, Sir Geo White, were laid to rest in the burial place of his ancestors-Broughshane Church yard. The remains were met at Ballymena, on their arrival from England, by a force of military, and a detachment of police under the command of District Inspector J. Ross. By special request of the deceased's family, eight pall-bearers were supplied by the Constabulary, who conveyed the remains from the railway carriage to the hearse, after which the solemn procession slowly wended its way to Broughshane. The request that the police should act as pall-bearers was a compliment very highly appreciated, more especially by those police to whom the late Field Marshal was personally known, for he never failed to recognise and have a chat with whatever policeman he met near his ancestral home, when on his periodical visits.
The sincere thanks of Lady White were conveyed to the police attending the funeral through Mr Ross, D.I. for the kindness and attention paid during the trying time occupied by the journey from Ballymena to Broughshane, and also at the latter place, owing to the large crowds lining the route, and making progress rather difficult.
The Ballymena District Force are very glad to learn that Mr. J. Ross, D.I., has been made the recipient of the King's Coronation Medal for long and meritorious service, and hope that he will be long spared to wear it. It is felt that no one better deserves this appreciation of honourable service and unquestionable ability.
Sir George White VC in the uniform of Colonel, the Gordon Highlanders.