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  • This photo of Albert Searson 
is courtesy of Lynne Weston
Person Details
Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Albert was born c1890 at Sutton-in-Ashfield to parents John and Fanny Searson. After John’s death Fanny married William Towers Oscroft. and lived at 7 Station Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire Albert’s brother was Samuel and his sisters, Sarah and Irene. In the 1911 census the family are living at 7 Station Street, Sutton in Ashfield with their step father William Oscroft and mother Fanny , who have now been married for three years , his brothers and sister plus four more children
He was a framework knitter and was employed at Messrs Tudsbury’s hosiery works
01 Aug 1916
26
583948 - CWGC Website
4/3453
Private
1/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Albert enlisted at Sutton in Ashfield and served with the 1/4th battalion , Northumberland Fusiliers and died on Tuesday 1st August 1916, aged 26, and was buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals
The Notts Free Press dated 25th August 1916 reported:- Amongst the casualties officially reported during the last week is included Private Albert Searson of 2 Station Street, Sutton who belonged to the 2/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, and has recently made the great sacrifice. He had only been in France two days when he was killed on August 1st. Private Searson who was 26 years of age, before his enlistment was employed at Messrs Tudsbury’s hosiery works, where he was held in high esteem. He belonged to a well known Sutton family, and his general and versatile disposition made him a favourite amongst his friends. In a letter dated August 1st, to Private Searson’s mother, his platoon officer says:- ‘Dear Mrs Searson, It is with regret and feeling of great sorrow that I have to inform you of the death of your son. He only joined us a few days ago, and from what I heard about him he was well liked by his comrades, and would, had God spared him, have proved a valuable soldier. However it was not to be and we know that he died a soldier’s death while doing his duty, and that death was instant and must have been painless. The other officers of his company, and myself, his platoon officer, join in tendering our sincere sympathy to you in your sad bereavement. Believe me, yours sincerely, William Miller, 2nd Lieut.’ .
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Photos

  • This photo of Albert Searson 
is courtesy of Lynne Weston
    Albert Searson - This photo of Albert Searson is courtesy of Lynne Weston
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Searson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle