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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Bury Lancashire
Albert Victor Page was born in 1898 at Bury and was the son of George an upholsterer and Sarah Page of 72 Appleton Gate, Newark Nottinghamshire. His father George was born in 1853 at Manchester and his mother Sarah was born in 1868 at Barnes in Surrey, they were married prior to 1889 and went on to have the following children, Lillian Florence b1889 Blackburn, George Herbert b1891 Bury Beatrice Victoria b1895 Bury, Albert Victor b 1898 Bury, Frances May b1900 Bradford, Ruby Constance b1903 Newark and Gertrude Maud b1906 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 42 Warburton Street, Newark and are shown as George 57 yrs an upholsterer, he is living with his wife Sarah 46 yrs and their children, Lillian Florence 22 yrs at home working, George Herbert 20 yrs a burners labourer, Beatrice Victoria 15 yrs dress makers apprentice, Albert Victor 13 yrs scholar, Frances May 10 yrs scholar, Ruby Constance 8 yrs a scholar and Gertrude Maud Page 5 yrs of age.
He was a moulder at Bradleys foundry, Newark
05 Sep 1918
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289024 - CWGC Website
42909
Private
1/1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regiment
Private Albert Victor Page enlisted on 15th April 1918 at Newark, he initially served with the service number 49264 in the Leicestershire Regiment. He landed in France on 17th August 1918 and was killed in action by shellfire whilst serving the 1/1st battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. He is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension grave reference 4.M.19
His brother Private George Herbert Page enlisted at Newark, he served with the 2/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Article published on 18th September 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of George & Florence Sarah Page, 72 Appletongate, Newark. An old Mount School scholar and attended Christ Church Sunday School. Employed as a moulder at Wellington Foundry (Messrs. T. & W. Bradley) before enlisting on April 15th, 1918. Trained with the Sherwood Foresters, but afterwards transferred to the Cambridgeshire Regiment. Proceeded to France on 17th August. After an active service of less than three weeks, the remainder of his company was holding a ridge under very heavy shell-fire. Killed by a shell falling close to the shell hole in which he was taking cover. Only brother, Pte George Herbert Page was killed on 21st March 1918.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Victor Page - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle