Albert Victor Daykin

Memorial: Hallen - Hallen Road

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

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

Rank and number: Private 47101

Parents: Clara Ann and Alfred Daykin

Marital status: Married

Home address: Hallen

Pre-war occupation: Gardener

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Hallen

Date of death: 16/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Commemorated at The Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Poona, India and the Hallen Memorial

Age: 26

Further information:

Albert was born in Hallen the son of a farm carter and the second youngest of seven children with four sisters and two brothers. Albert was 12 years old when his father died. He married Ada a servant at the Dower House in Henbury in October 1916.

Albert initially enlisted in the Gloucestershire Regiment (6637) later transferring to the South Staffordshire Regiment when the Garrison Battalion was formed in January 1917. He served with them in India and died at the Freeman Thomas War Hospital Bombay of an unspecified illness. The Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial where Albert is remembered, was built to commemorate more than 1,800 servicemen and women who died in India during the First World War, who were buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan whose graves were considered to be unmaintainable after India gained its independence in 1947.

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.
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