Albert Birch

Name

Albert Birch
1893

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

10/03/1915

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
9676
Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 8.
France

Headstone

>He has no Headstone. He is Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Albert Birch was born in Bushey, Herts in 1893 son of George Birch a Plumber and Eliza Birch (nee Mole). He was one of ten children.


1901 Census records Albert aged 8, living with his parents, brother William 11, sisters Alice 10, Edith 6, Florence 4 and Ethel 2, at 20 Villers Road, Bushey, Herts.


In December 1910 Albert enlisted in the Hussars of the Line, for 7 years in the Colours and 5 years in the Reserve, and given the Service No. 6591. Albert was Discharged in January 1912.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Grimsby as Private 9676 with the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and served in France and Flanders. His Medal Card indicates he disembarked in France on 6th November 1914.


He was killed in action on 10 March 1915, aged 22. He is remembered with honour at the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Panel 8, in France and is commemorated at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey.


His connection with Oxhey is currently unknown.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £2-3s-11d, Pay Owing and £5, War Gratuity, which went to his Mother Eliza. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild,