It is with great sadness that we report the death of Major Hugo White MBE DL at the age of 92. Having completed his basic training with The Coldstream Guards and following attending The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Hugo was commissioned into the Somerset Light Infantry (SLI) in 1951, serving with the SLI, The Parachute Regiment, The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry and The Light Infantry.
He was The Light Infantry Regimental Secretary at Bodmin Keep and was largely responsible for developing the museum as it is today. He was a noted military historian and author of the history of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, ‘One and All’. Major White was a very active member of the community, always immaculately turned out, and will be greatly missed by the Trustees, Staff and Volunteers of the museum, past and present. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family.