Albert Edward Cherry

Name

Albert Edward Cherry

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/09/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
14844
Norfolk Regiment
9th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE
I.H.38
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New) St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New) St. Martin’s Church Framed Memorial, Knebworth (New)

Pre War

Born in Potters Heath, Codicote, Welwyn on 22 April 1895 to Edward and Charlotte Cherry. Baptised in Welwyn on 2 June 1895. On the 1891 & 1901 Censuses, the family were living at Woolmer Green, Welwyn but by 1911 his mother had died and he was living with his widowed father and two sisters in Rose Cottages, Pondcroft Road, Knebworth, nr Stevenage, Herts and was working as a Painter. Enlisted in Hitchin, Herts.

Wartime Service

Albert arrived in France on the 30th August 1915 and served on the Western Front with his Battalion for just over 12 months. He died of wounds on the 26th September 1916 during the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme, and is buried in the Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £8 10s awarded to his father Edward along with pay owing of £12 6s 1d.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson, Brenda Palmer