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ST ALBANS, FISHPOOL STREET WAR MEMORIAL

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

In 1914 Fishpool Street was a long road but the majority of it was not in the Abbey parish therefore a dividing line existed between the Abbey parish and St Michael parishes which was at a point at the bend in the road just west of the memorial. Thoise the other side of the line are commemorated in St Michael's Church. (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)

1914-1918

ANSELL

[Arthur] James

[Listed as A J ANSELL on St Albans WW1 memorial] Acting Bombardier 78707, "D" Battery, 36th Briagde, Royal field Artillery. Died of wounds 11th October 1918. Aged 24. Resident 50 Fishpool Street. Born and enlisted London. Husband of Mrs. A. Ansell, of 115, Columbia Square, Columbia Rd., Shoreditch, London. Buried in DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11. Note: He is thought to be the child of Mary Ansell. After her marriage to John Parrott, he adopted the name of his step-father, by which he was known locally. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

BOURNE

Thomas

Private 21040, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 22nd February 1916. Resident 33 Fishpool Street. Born and enlisted St Albans. Formerly 18668, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 42.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 39:

BOURNE, T., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in January 1915, and was in the same year drafted to France, where he took part in the heavy fighting at Hill 60 and Verdun, and was killed in action on February 22nd, 1916. He was entitled to 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
53, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans
I91.

Note: The last entry from the National Roll does not directly correspond with the the facts. This book was notoriously inaccurate or incorrect.

See also St Albans WW1 memorial

FELLOWS

Frederick

Private 266532, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Resident 66 Fishpool Street. Enlisted Hertford, resident St Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

FOSTER

Walter

Sergeant 10575, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th April 1918. Aged 26. Resident 29 Fishpool Street. Born, resident and enlisted St Albans. His brother Albert is commemorated on the Albert Street memorial. Employed at Vyse's Hat factory, Rigmont Road, and is also commemorated on their memorial. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 27. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and Vyse & Son Memorial

GOSLING

[A] Stanley

[Listed as A S GOSLING on St Albans WW1 memorial] Details taken from "THE STREET MEMORIALS OF ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH" by Alice Goodman show no reason why the man mentioned there should be included and at present no suitable candidate can be found. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

MARTIN

Kenneth [Lionel]

Lance Corporal 255728, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 14th February 1918. Aged 23. Resident Godmersham House, Fishpool Road. Born 2nd November 1893 in St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Martin, of Todmersham House, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts; husband of Isabella Hallida (formerly Martin), of 1514, 17th St. North-West, Washington, Columbia, U.S.A. Bank clerk by trade with Canadaian Bank of Commerce. Previously served 12 months with 52 Prince Albert Volunteers and 12 months with the Officer's Training Corps (OTC), St Albans. Enlisted and passed fit 19th May 1916 at North Battleford, Canada, aged 22 years 6 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown; religion Baptist. . No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5990 - 13 See also St Albans WW1 memorial

PEACOCK

Joseph [Arthur]

Private 15423, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 22. Resident 1 College Place. Born, resident and enlisted St Albans. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Peacock, of 52, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

R.I.P.

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