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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Albert George Sherry was born in 1892 at Kettering and was the son of George a shoe hand in the boot trade and Sennetta Sherry, née Barker 27 Wyatt Street, Kettering. His father George William was born in 1867 at Winchester and his mother Sennetta Barker was born in 1869 at Bradfield on the Green, Northamptonshire, they were married on 7th February 1886 at Bradfield and went on to have 8 children, 3 sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Walter b1889, Albert b1892, Reginald b1897, Mabel b1898 and Mabel Annie b1901 all were born in Kettering. In the 1911 census the family are living at 27 Wyatt Street, Kettering and are shown as George William 44 yrs a shoe hand, he is living with his wife Sennetta 42 yrs and their children, Albert 19 yrs an ironstone labourer, Reginald 14 yrs a clicker in the boot trade, Mabel 12 yrs a scholar and Annie 10 yrs a scholar. Albert George married his wife Sarah Carr in 1914 in Newark, they went on to have a son Reginald Albert born 6th September 1915 at Newark and also Lloyd born 1917 also in Newark. His widow later remarried to become Sarah Berridge and lived at 15, New St., Newark.
He was an ironstone labourer in 1911.
01 Aug 1917
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149283 - CWGC Website
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Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Albert George Sherry attested on 8th December 1915 at Newark, he gave his age as 24 yrs and his address as 4 Paceys Court, New Street, Newark and his occupation as that of a labourer. He was posted tot he reserves the following day and was mobilised for war on 5th March 1917 and reported to the Depot at Derby when he was posted tot he North Staffordshire Regiment. He landed in France on 5th June 1917 and transferred to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment on 29th June 1917. He died on 1st August 1917 at a casualty clearing station in France of a shrapnel wound to his abdomen. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
His brother Walter (b1889) also served during the Great War, he served with the Royal Fusiliers and was killed in action on 1st August 1917, he lived with his wife in Northamptonshire. Article published on 11th August 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of George & Nettie Sherry of Kettering. Resided with wife and two little children in New Street, Newark. A native of Kettering, up to the time of his enlistment worked for Messrs. Cafferata & Co. Had only been called up for military service four months and had been in France five weeks. Died of wounds at a casualty clearing station. His elder brother, Pte Walter Sherry, Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on the same day.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert George Sherry - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle