Alfred Cole

Name

Alfred Cole

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/01/1918
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
143579
Royal Engineers
284th Tunnelling Company

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE
I. B. 27.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Hertford United Reformed Church
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born on 9th November 1886, in Stratton, Gloucester, to parents George and Ellen, he was one of nine and in 1891 they were living at 6 Augustus Terrace, Stratton, and his father was employed as a builder’s foreman of works, previously he was a mason. By 1901 they were living in London Road Preston, and his father was a builder with his own account and Alfred was also a builder. In 1911 he had moved and was living as a boarder at Bull Plain Hertford and he was working as a carpenter. Alfred married Hannah May Newell in St Andrew’s Church on 3rd June 1911 and they were living at 13 Hartham Lane, Hertford and had one son.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in the Royal Engineers and was posted to 284th Tunnelling Company and according to his death certificate he was killed accidentally near Ham, in the Somme region, on 19th January 1918.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins