Philip “Pat” “Paddy” “Sunny” “Sonny” White

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 26 April 1913
Tea Gardens (Stroud), NSW
DEATH: 6 June 1986 Southport, Queensland
DEATH: 6 June 1986
Southport, Queensland

OCCUPATION: Bank Employee, 1934; Clerk, 1949

RESIDENCE: Grosvenor St Summer Hill, NSW, 1934-37; Builyan (Gladstone) Queensland, 1943; Sydney St Mackay, Queensland, 1949


  • Bathurst Schoolboys RL v Queensland RL Schoolboys 1929 (Captain)
  • Bathurst High School RL v Tamworth High School RL (University Shield Semi Final) 1929
  • Bathurst Waratahs RL Juniors 1930
  • Bathurst Waratahs RL 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934
  • Bathurst District RL 1932, 1933
  • St George RL 1934, 1935
  • City RL Seconds v Country RL Seconds 1936
  • City RL Possibles v City RL Probables 1936
  • Possibles (Aus) RL v Probables (Aus) RL 1936
  • Wests RL First Grade 1936, 1937
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1936, 1937
  • Wests RL City Cup 1937
  • Imperials RL Player/Coach 1938
  • Gladstone RL 1938
  • Port Curtis RL (Rockhampton) 1938
  • Gladstone RL 1939
  • Imperials RL (Rockhampton) 1940
  • Norths RL (Rockhampton) 1941


Philip White was known as “Pat”, “Paddy”, “Sunny” and “Sonny” White throughout his life. His father, James White, was a School Teacher who was posted to different locations throughout NSW. Pat White was born at Tea Gardens in the Port Stephens District in 1913. However the family finally settled in the Bathurst district, where James White taught at the Kelso School.

Bathurst was also where Pat and his brothers learned how to play rugby league. Young Pat was an exceptional player. He led the Bathurst High School in a semi-final of the University Shield against Tamworth High in 1929, and captained Bathurst schoolboys against Queensland schoolboys, the same year.

Scroll to Top