Albert George Saggers

Name

Albert George Saggers

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/05/1921
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
S/11267
Royal Army Service Corps

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

STANSTEAD ABBOTTS (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1900 and in 1911 was living in Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts with his parents William, a malt master, and Lizzie together with 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Bedfordshire Regiment, possibly in 1918, and then transferred to D Supply Company, Army Service Corps. They would have been in working until the armistice, but Albert appears to have stayed on in the Army as he reappears in 1921 in Ireland, still in D Supply Company. At about 0900 on May 14th 1921 in Dublin, a party of soldiers arrived at an abattoir to collect meat for their barracks; they went inside and left their armoured car escort under guard outside. A group of armed men approached the guard and told him to surrender, he refused and was shot. Inside the other soldiers in the party had also been surprised by another armed group and told to surrender weapons; one man refused and was shot. Their weapons and the armoured car were stolen. One of the two soldiers killed was Albert Saggers. It is believed that that the attack was carried out by 3rd Battalion Dublin Brigade of the IRA led by Vinnie Byrne, one of Michael Collins’ squad known as the 12 Apostles.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins