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ST ALBANS, ALBERT STREET WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

In 1914 Albert Street was an area of small terraced houses, interspersed with shops. From a total of 86 houses, 12 men were lost in the war, and their names appear on the memorial attached to 34 Albert Street. (Details taken from "THE STREET MEMORIALS OF ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH" by Alice Goodman published by St Alban's and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society 1987 ISBN 0 901194 08 5). For ease of reading the nameshave been sorted alphabetically.

FOR REMEMBRANCE
1914-1918

CHAMBERLAINE

George

[Spelt CHAMBERLAIN on SDGW and CWGC] Private 15537, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 25. Resident 44 Albert Street. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Alfred and Clara Chamberlain, of 25, Walton St., St. Albans; husband of Fanny Chamberlain, of 44, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also St Albans WW1 and St Albans St Saviour Church

CORLEY

Archibald William

Rifleman 5870, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Resident 28 Albert Street. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Charity Mary Corley, of 28, Albert St., St. Albans. Brother of Percival below. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. Also commemorated on a memorial to employees of Lee's Boot Factory. See also St Albans WW1

CORLEY

Percival (Percy) [Morris]

Private 16509, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 27. Resident 28 Albert Street. Born Abbey, St Albans, enlisted St Albans. Son of Mrs. Charity Mary Corley, of 28, Albert St., St. Albans. Brother of Archibald above. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 68 and 69. See also St Albans WW1

DUNHAM

Ernest [Alfred]

Gunner 234534, "A" Battery, 210th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Resident 4 Albert Street. Born and enlsited St. Albans. Brother of Richard below. Formerly Private 202, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4. See also St Albans WW1

DUNHAM

Richard [Walter]

Corproal 295047, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), Lodon Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Resident 4 Albert Street. Resident and enlisted St Albans. Brother of Ernest above. Formerly 3205, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 11. See also St Albans WW1

FOSTER

Edward

Private 40915, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 36. Resident 14 Albert Street. Born, resident and enlisted St Albans. Son of Henry Foster; husband of A. E. Foster, of 14, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. His brother Walter is commemorated on the Fishpool Street memorial. Formerly 29873, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also St Albans WW1

GIBSON

Robert

Private 26479, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 38. Resident 31 Albert Street. Enlisted and resident St Albans. Son of William and Jane Gibson, late of Edinburgh; husband of Margaret Gibson, of 31, Albert St, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in NEW MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 17. See also St Albans WW1

GOODCHILD

Daniel [J]

Rifleman S/26573, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 31st March 1917. Resident 28 Albert Street. Born Dalston, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Hackney, Middlesex. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 31. Note: This is the only GOODCHILD from the commonwealth with Daniel in his name although the St Albans connection is not obvious currently. See also St Albans WW1

HOLDER

Robert

Private 40527, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 15th August 1917. Aged 28. Resident 39 Albert Street. Enlisted and resident St Albans. Husband of Florence Ethel Holder, of 39, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 57. See also St Albans WW1

LAURENCE

Reuben

[Spelt LAWRENCE on St ALbans memorial] Private 205476, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1917. Resident 54 Albert Street. Born St Albans, enlisted Watford. Formerly 316326, Northumberland Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108. See also St Albans WW1 and

PAYNE

Silas

Driver T/25668, 163rd Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 12th May 1918. Aged 32. Resident 21 Albert Street. Born, resident and enlisted St Albans. Son of John and Rose Payne, of 21, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 46. See also St Albans WW1

SPENCE

Harry

Private 331040, 10th Battalion, L:ancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25th August 1918. Aged 20. Resident 7 Albert Street. Enlisted Hertford. Formerly 4798, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. T. V. Spence, of St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6. See also St Albans WW1

R.I.P.

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