Albert William Springham (MM)

Name

Albert William Springham (MM)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/08/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/60221
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
4th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT
IV. B. 6.
France

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born on 29 Oct 1898 in Green Tye, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire and baptised on 8 Jan 1899 in Much Hadham son of George and Alice Mary Springham. In 1911 he was living in Green Tye and working as a house boy.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford and died of wounds in the 56th Casualty Clearing Station in Gezaincourt on the Somme.

Additional Information

Albert is credited on the Much Hadham War Memorial as having won the Military Medal, although he does not appear to have been 'Gazetted' (M.M. awards were named in the London Gazette), nor is he recorded as having that award on the CWGC records. His Medal Roll does not show this award and surviving family members do not have any knowledge of him having received it either. He died on the same day as G. Shed from Green Tye who did receive the M.M. so this may account for any confusion.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)