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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916


Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

L/Cpl 52167 Alfred Almond


  • Age: 32
  • From: Stockport, Cheshire
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Friday 22nd December 1916
  • Commemorated at: Etaples Mil Cem
    Panel Ref: XX.J.9
Alfred was born in Stockport in 1884 the youngest son of John and Mary Ann Almond (nee Thorley) who had married in 1878 in Altrincham. His father was from Ormskirk and his mother from Dunham Massey. 

His siblings were James, Lawrence, Robert and Frank who sadly died in infancy, Florence and Louie. 

The 1891 Census shows the family living at the Boars Head Inn, 2 Vernon Street, Stockport. Alfred's father John is the Manager of the Public House.

The 1901 Census sees th family living at 36 Ashfield Road, Altrincham. His father has passed away and Alfred now 16 is employed as an Iron Mongers apprentice.

By 1911 the family are still living at the same address but Alfred now 26 and single is employed as a Railway Advertising Clerk. 

Alfred enlisted into the Manchester Regiment as Private 3044 before transferring to the 19th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment. He was Lance Corporal 52167 when he died of wounds on 22/12/1916 aged 32. 

He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery in France at XX.J.9 where his headstone bears the epitaph:

"CALL HIM OH LORD TO THINE ETERNAL PEACE".

His effects were sent to his mother.

Alfred is commemorated on the Altrincham War Memorial, St John's Church, Altrincham and also on the family headstone at Hale.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 5th December 1917.
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Wednesday 5th December 1917.
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(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 5th December 1917.
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30 years old

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 5th December 1918.
Pte 25358 Wiliiam Robert Jackson
25 years old

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 5th December 1918.
Pte 260436 Leo Murphy
34 years old