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ST ALBANS, POST OFFICE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2012

This memorial was originally, in the old Post Office building but was moved circa 18989/90 when the Post Office moved it headquarters to a larger building. It is to be found on the Brick Knoll industrial site Ashley Road, St Albans. The memorial itself takes the form of a wooden board with a rectangular pediment and the inscription in gold lettering, some in filled with either blue or red. The memorial lists sixty nine Post Office Employees from World War 1; eight men who died and sixty one who servered and returned, some of whom are listed as having being wounded.
Photograph Copyright © John Mein 2012

ST ALBANS
POST OFFICE
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

KILLED

COSTER Edward Alfred
Private 43671, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th October 1918. Aged 32. Born St Peters, St Albans, enlisted St Albans. Husband of Mary Ann Coster, of 12, West View Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 374421, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72. See also St Albans WW1
EVEREST George Edward
Private 15110, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd January 1916. Born Woolwich, Kent, enlisted St. Albans, resident Coventry. Son of William and Susannah Everest, 21, Stanley St., Foleshill, Coventry. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT. Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 12. See also St Albans WW1
IVORY Arthur
Private 25568, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident St Albans, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also St Albans WW1 and St Albans St Saviour Church
IZZARD Ernest Walter
Corporal 268052, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted and resident St Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Izzard, of 35, Upper Culver Rd., St. Albans; husband of Lily May Izzard, of 33 Kimberley Rd. North, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 72761, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also St Albans WW1 and St Albans St Saviour Church
MEAD Harry Edgar
Acting Corporal 265861, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 16th November 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Hertford, resident St Albans. Son of Ben and Annie Mead, of 27, Bernard St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly Private 3152, Hertfordshire Regiment). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot L. Row D. Grave 3. See also St Albans WW1
ROBERTS J F
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STRONG A
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WILKS Frank Walter
Lance Corporal 210901, 63rd Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 20. Born St Pancras, middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident St Albans. Son of George W. and Clara Wilks, of 60, Boundary Rd., St. Albans. Buried in PROVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 46. See also St Albans WW1 and St Albans St Saviour Church.
WOUNDED
ARNOLD H A
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AUTON G
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BENNETT E
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BRINKLOW J E
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FIDGETT F G
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DUNCAN J D
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GOODWIN C W
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HUMBLES E J
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MARES A H
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MILLARD J
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RICHMAN P J
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PIKESLEY A G
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ROBERTS H
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LAWES F S
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ALSO SERVED
ANSELL F
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BARLOW S C
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BROWN C V
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COLEMAN J W
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COOMBES W H
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COPELAND C G
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DOCKREE H
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FOSSEY R F
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GARNER C J
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GIBBARD G W G
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GILES P
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GOODYEAR A
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GOWER G
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GREENWOOD J
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GRIMES S M
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HARRISON C
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HARVEY A G
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HEARN G T
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HOLLAND H
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HOWARD F C
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HUSSEY H G
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JEFFERY J A
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KENDALL F E
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KING F H
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FARRELL E
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MORLEY W H
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O’HAGAN A A
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PHILLIPS H W
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WINDMILL P
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POCOCK C F
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PYNE J
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RANDALL E D
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ROBISON J T
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ROBSON C A
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RUDD F
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SEWELL A
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SKINNER R
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SMITH P L
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SPIERS E J
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STATHAM A
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STOKES H W
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TURNER L
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WALTERS W J
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WELLS A
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WILKINSON J J
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YOUNG A E
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Last updated: 11 August, 2014

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