Alfred Victor Debnam

Name

Alfred Victor Debnam

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

04/07/1918
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
17721
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES
Plot 4. Row F. Grave 8.
France

UK Memorials

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Albury

Pre War

Alfred was born in 1898 in Albury, the youngest of seven sons of Mark and Amelia Debnam of Clapgate, Albury. His father was a bricklayer. It looks as if two brothers, considerably older, were in the regular army in 1901; the 2nd Bedfordshires. In 1911

Wartime Service

He joined the 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt. and must have been an above average recruit as he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Three ORs were killed on the day he died, probably from shelling.

Additional Information

After his death he was recorded as the son of Mark Debnam, of Clapgate, Albury, Hertfordshire. Great Niece Penelope Shaffer can be contacted via Find a Grave website.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild