Albert James Saville

Name

Albert James Saville

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/01/1918
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/44006
Middlesex Regiment
17th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION
IV. N. 3.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Albury

Pre War

Albert Saville was born in 1890 the son of Charles and Emily Saville, of Upwick Green, Albury.  His father was an agricultural labourer.  In 1901 the name is spelt Savill in the census and the father was then recorded as a horse keeper.  In 1911 Albert was still at home with his parents and working as a farm labourer.

Wartime Service

Albert enlisted in Bedford.  The 17th Bn. of the Middlesex Regt was known as "The Football Bn", and was originally made up of a core of professional footballers. ·Whether Albert was one of these we do not know, he may have joined then to make up numbers after losses.

He is said to have "died", not been killed in action or died of wounds.  

Additional Information

After his death he was recorded as the son of Mr. C. Saville, of Upwich Albury, Little Hadham, Herts.

See also Oliver Faircloth who was also in a football battalion of the Middlesex.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild