Albert was born in Rickmansworth on the 14th of January 1893 and baptised there on the 23rd of April 1897. His parents were Henry, a Labourer, and Sarah Ann (nee Miles) Gurdler.
In 1901 they were living Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth, with six children. In 1911 Albert, age 22, was a General Labourer boarding with William John Picton and family in Church Lane, Mill End, along with his son William Dennis Gurdler age under 1, born in Mill End.
No marriage for Albert, or birth registration for his son, have been found.
After his death the army paid monies due to Albert to his father, Henry. Three of Albert's brothers also died in the war, James on the 4th of September 1916, William on the 28th of March 1918, and Horace on the 12th of November 1918.
Recorded as enlisting in Watford.