Alfred Tennyson Lintern

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Coldstream Guards

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 13189

Parents: Edward George and Clara Lintern

Home address: 144 Two Mile Hill, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Policeman

Date of birth: 18/07/1892

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 29/12/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Rue-Du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 23

Further information:

Alfred was born in St. George in Bristol, the youngest son of a mason who was also a lay preacher and who later became a council sanitary foreman. Alfred was one of four children, by his father’s second wife, and he had two sisters and a brother. He also had a step-sister and two step-brothers from his father’s previous marriage.

Alfred was educated at Summer Hill Road School in St. George and was in the 6th Gloucestershire Battalion Territorial Force for 3 years. In 1912 he joined the Metropolitan Police Force in London and enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards on 14th October 1914.

Alfred was mobilised to France on 28th April 1915 and fought in various actions on the Western Front including The Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne and First Battle of Ypres. He was killed in action during Winter Operations (23 November 1914 – 6 February 1915).

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

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Kingswood Heritage Museum