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Brown Candover Hampshire
Albert was the second son of the Reverend Albert Alfred Kerridge and his wife Evangeline (née Limmer). Both his parents were born in Dicklebrough (also Dickleburgh), Norwich, Norfolk. His father Albert Alfred was the son of James Kerridge, a butcher, and his wife Anna. He was born on 22 March 1863 and baptised in Dickleburgh parish church on 19 April 1863. His mother was the daughter of William Limmer. Albert and Evangeline were married at Dickleburgh with Langmere parish church on 12 August 1885 and had eight children: Frances Evangeline b. 15 August 1886 (J/A/S Hartismere Suffolk), William Alfred birth registered 1888 (J/F/M Hartismere), Mary Belinda b. 14 February 1889 (J/F/M Hartismere), Katharine Yelverton b. 20 June 1891 (J/A/S Hartismere) and Laura Marie b. 1894 (J/A/S Hartismere) who were all born in Palgrave, Suffolk, Albert Roland b. 16 December 1896 (1897 J/F/M Alresford Hants) and Ethel Sybil b. 28 January 1898 (J/F/M Alresford) who were born in Brown Candover, Hampshire, and Alexander Yelverton b. 19 January 1900 (J/F/M Bromyard Herefordshire) who was born in Much Cowarne, Herefordshire. Albert Kerridge was a schoolmaster before his ordination in 1908. In 1891 he was teaching at the Palgrave Church of England School, Suffolk, and living with his wife Evangeline (29) and children Frances (4), William (3) and Mary (2) at Rose Villa, Palgrave. He employed a housemaid, Eliza Smith (13). By 1901 he was school master and his wife sewing mistress at the Much Cowarne National School in Herefordshire and living at the School House, 'on the road to Worcester', Much Cowarne, Bromyard, Herefordshire. They now had eight children, all of whom were in the home on the night of the census: Frances (14) who was a monitress at the school, William (13), Mary (12), Katherine (9), Laura (6), Albert (4), Ethel (3) and Alexander (1). Albert was ordained deacon in 1907 in the diocese of Llandaff and was accepted into Holy Orders in 1908 although he remained in Llandaff until 1910 when he came to the diocese of Southwell as assistant curate at Arnold St Mary and Nottingham St Nicholas. In 1911 the familiy was living at Derry Mount House, Arnold. With the exception of William all the children were living at home: Albert (14), Ethel (13) and Alexander (11) were of school age; the four eldest daughters, Frances (24), Mary (22), Katherine (19) and Laura (16) were not following any occupation. William (23), a mining student (Cambrian Collieries Glamorgan), was living in the Rhondda Valley as a boarder in the household of a widow, Elvina Croome. The fourth daughter, Laura Marie, died aged 19 in April 1914 (A/M/J Nottingham) and was buried on 11 April 1914. When Albert's brother William attested in September 1914 he gave his next of kin as his father of Rock House, Castle Road, Nottingham, later amended to Hawksworth Rectory. Reverend Kerridge had the benefice of Hawksworth (St Mary and All Saints) as rector from 1916 and following the death of the vicar of Scarrington and the two ecclesiastical parishes becoming one in 1919, he served both churches. He and his wife then moved from Hawksworth rectory to Scarrington vicarage. The eldest son, William Alfred, was killed on 10 September 1918 while serving in the Durham Light Infantry and in October 1919, after the death of the second son Albert, their father completed a form for the army listing William's surviving blood relatives: Albert Alfred and Evangeline Kerridge, and the five surviving siblings Florence (30), Mary (26), Katharine (24) and Ethel (21) and Alexander (19), all living at The Vicarage, Scarrington. Alfred and his wife retired to Dickleborough, Norfolk, in October 1934. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled they were living on Harvey Lane, Depwade, Norfolk, with their unmarried daughters Frances and Ethel who were described as cook/housekeeper and maid/chauffeuse respectively. Evangeline died in 1947 (J/F/M Depwade Norfolk) and Albert on 2 March 1954. The probate record gave Albert's address as Oak Cottage, Dickleburgh, Norfolk. Their daughters Frances and Ethel continued to live at Oak Cottage until their deaths on 4 March 1977 (J/F/M Depwade) and 12 March 1980 respectively. Mary Belinda probably married Alfred E Kirby in 1920 (J/A/S Bingham) and died in 1925 (O/N/D Nottingham). Katherine Yelverton was a school teacher and living in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, in 1939; the register shows subsequent surnames Kirby and Allan. Katharine married Alfred E Kirkby in 1943 (A/M/J Bingham) who died in 1956 (A/M/J Nottingham). She married secondly Robert Allan in 1977 (A/M/J Norwich Outer). She died agede 98 in 1990 (Feb. Sedgemoor Somerset). Alexander Yelverton married Fanny Gadsby ('or Richardson') in 1922 (O/N/D Bingham). In 1939 he was an advertising representative (tobacco) and living on Scalford Drive, Nottingham, in the home of William and Doris Pegg. There is a record of a second marriage to Florence M Morgan in 1958 (O/N/D West Glamorgan). Alexander was living in Penmaen, Glamorgan, when he died on 20 November 1967.
He went to Chippenham National Boys School and subsequently the Nottingham High School. On leaving school he was employed in the offices of John Player & Sons.
18 Mar 1919
2749895 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Norfolk Regiment
Albert Roland joined the Norfolk Regiment in February 1916 when he was 19 years old. He served in France from June 1916 and taken prisoner in March 1918 (dates vary: 10th or 27th). According to the entry in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, he was captured along with 'practically all his regiment.' The same source also describes that 'he was kept working on railways and bridges just behind the lines and owing to this only received one of the many parcels sent to him. Later invalided into hospital suffering from dysentry on slightly recovering was again worked as long as he could stand. On Armistice Day he, with a few others, was abandoned by the enemy and was found toward the end of November by a French officer.' Albert was repatriated to England and died in Fulham Military Hospital on 18 March 1919 of pulmonary consumption 'brought on by starvation treatment behind German lines as a prisoner of war.' He was buried in Hawksworth (St. Mary And All Saints) Churchyard on 22 March. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
His brother William Alfred, a mining surveyor, served in the Army Service Corps from 8 September 1914 (2820 Private) transferring in August 1918 to the Durham Light Infantry (89005 Private). He was reported missing in action 9/10 September 1918 but his death was not confirmed until October 1919 and presumed 10 September 1918. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial. (See record on this ROH) Inscription on CWGC headstone: 'He and others loved not their lives unto the death. Rev. XII II.' [‘And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.’]. Hawksworth Burial Register, burials 1914-1919 (held in Alsockton Church): 'Albert Roland Kerridge, 7th Battn Norfolk Regt. Taken prisoner by Germans 27 March 1918, worked behind lines and starved. [Buried] Hawksworth. Died as the result of his treatment in Fulham Military hospital 18 March 1919. [? Burial] March 22nd 1919 aged 22 years.' Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His father, Albert, was his legatee. Nottingham Evening Post, 12 August 1935: ‘Ex-Vicar’s Golden Wedding. Rev. AA Kerridge’s Work in Nottingham. A former vicar of Scarrington, Notts, in the Rev. Albert Alfred Kerridge, celebrates his golden wedding to-day. He resides in retirement with his wife, Mrs Evangeline Kerridge, at Dickleborough, Norfolk, within a stone’s throw of Mrs Kerridge’s old home. The marriage took place at Dickelborough on August 12th 1885, and at that time Mr Kerridge was headmaster of Palgrave National School, Suffolk. He continued as a school teacher until early in 1907, at the end of which year he was ordained deacon by the Lord Bishop of Llandaff. Receiving his priest’s orders in 1908, he continued in that diocese till 1910, in that year coming to Arnold, in the Southwell diocese. After being assistant curate there and at St Nicholas, Nottingham, be became beneficed to the rectory of Hawksworth in 1916. On the death of the then vicar of Scarrington in 1918, the two places became one ecclesiastical parish by an Order in Council early in 1920. He continued to serve the two churches until September 30th, 1934 when he retired to his native parish of Dickleborough.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 10 August 1945: report of the Rev AA and Mrs Kerridge’s Diamond Wedding.
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  • Buried in Hawksworth(St Mary and All Saints) Churchyard
    Albert Roland Kerridge - Buried in Hawksworth(St Mary and All Saints) Churchyard
  • Grave in Hawksworth (St Mary and All Saints) churchyard, between the churchyard and the rectory. Photograph Rachel Farrand (October 2012).
    Albert Roland Kerridge - Grave in Hawksworth (St Mary and All Saints) churchyard, between the churchyard and the rectory. Photograph Rachel Farrand (October 2012).
  • Photograph from report of Golden Wedding, Nottingham Evening Post, 12 August 1935. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
    Rev & Mrs AA Kerridge - Photograph from report of Golden Wedding, Nottingham Evening Post, 12 August 1935. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)