D.S.O. London Gazette 19.4.1901.
Lieutenant-Colonel The Honourable Harry F. White, D.S.O., was one of the most senior Officers in the Jameson Raid and distinguished commanders in the Relief of Mafeking during the Boer War. He was wounded at Gaberones on 12.2.1900. Many references to White, his part in the Raid and the War can be found in The Men Who Made Rhodesia, Rhodesia Served The Queen, and other published sources. His career details are contained in his obituary following his death at an early age in 1903:
'Much regret will be felt in South African circles at the death of Lieutenant-Colonel The Hon. H.F. White, D.S.O., one of the pioneers of Rhodesia and an intimate associate of the late Mr. Cecil Rhodes in his great policy of colonial expansion. The gallant officer contracted pneumonia at Pietersburg, Transvaal, where he expired on Monday last, after an illness of only a few days. Well known and liked, both in South Africa and in London, his geniality, courage, resolution, and energy having won for him many friends, his loss will be sadly lamented.
A brother of the present Lord Annaly, of Luttrellstown, Co. Dublin, the late Mr. White, born 1859, came of a distinguished family of Irish soldiery. After passing through Eton and Sandhurst, he joined the Grenadier Guards at the age of nineteen. He first saw active service, six years later, in the Soudan Expedition, for which he received the medal with clasp and the bronze star. He was made Lieutenant-Colonel in 1900. It was with Rhodesia, however, that the most active part of his career was associated. He was appointed Magistrate at Salisbury when that town was in its infancy, and then became Chief Commissioner of the British South Africa Company's Police. In 1899 he was Mayor of Bulawayo. His connection with the late Mr. Rhodes and the principal officials of the Chartered Company was intimate, and he accompanied Dr. Jameson on his famous raid into the Transvaal. For his share in that undertaking he underwent five months' imprisonment and was deprived of his commission, but the War Office afterwards reinstated him. Subsequently he threw in his lot with the mining industry. When the Boer War broke out, he at once returned to his old profession, commanding the colonial regiment with Colonel Plumer's force. Serving throughout the campaign, he especially distinguished himself in the east of the Orange River Colony in the later stages of the war. He was Mentioned in Despatches, and received the Queen's Medal with four clasps and the decoration of D.S.O.' (The African Review 22.8.1903 refers).