Albert Henry George

Memorial: Olveston

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 7934

Date of birth: 1887

Place of birth: Alveston, Glos

Date of death: 07/11/1914

Buried/Commemorated at: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial (Addenda Panel 59.), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Age: 27

Further information:

Albert joined the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment from Bristol. After basic training the Battalion became part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade and proceeded to Ypres. By the second week of November 1914 they were in Heronthage Wood near Hooge to the east of Ypres where they were bivouacked near Bellewaerde Farm close to the chateau at Hooge. Their adversary in this the first Battle of Ypres was the Prussian Guard

Unfortunately, the Battalion kept no detailed diary during this period but it is known that Albert perished at the age of 27 during a Prussian attack on the 8th of November 1914. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial (addenda Panel 59.) in the town of Ypres, Belgium

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Forces War Records and CWGC