Alfred Williamson

Name

Alfred Williamson

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/09/1915
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
6044
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
H.23
France

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial
Not on the Baldock memorials

Pre War

Son of the late William and Rhoda Selina Bonner Williamson of Baldock, Herts.

Wartime Service

He was posted to France on the 11th August 1914. On the 25th September 1915, the Battalion were in Trenches near the village of Cambrin. They made an early morning assault on German positons but this quickly failed, and the Battalion were forced to withdraw, having suffered a total of 455 casualties in Killed, Wounded and Missing.

Additional Information

His brother, William Williamson, was killed in action on the 1st October 1918, whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Vis-En-artois Memorial, France.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Pitts, Paul Johnson