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Son of Mrs. Eliza Stone, of 10, Pageant Rd., St. Albans (CWGC)
07 Jul 1915
364980 - CWGC Website
20312
Private
Bedfordshire Regiment
3rd Bn. He was taken ill and on 18 July was admitted to Felixstowe hospital where he died on 24 July of septicaemia. He was buried in St Albans (Hatfield Road) Cemetery (grave ref. E.A.18) on 27 July.
Boots 'Comrades in Khaki', September 1915, 'Dead on the Field of Honour': 'On July 27th, the mortal remains of Albert Charles Stone were laid to rest with military honours at St Albans. Private Stone, who prior to his enlistment was engaged at the St Albans branch of Boots, joined the regular army for the duration of the war on April 22nd, and was attached t the 3rd Battalion of the Bedfordshire regiment. He was a fine, strapping fellow, aged 19, and had never had a day's illness in his life until he was attacked by the sickness which proved fatal. On July 18th it was found necessary to take him to the military hospital at Felixstowe, where his condition became so serious that his mother was summoned and she remained with the poor sufferer until the end, on July 24th. The cause of death was septicaemia. Private Stone was the only child of Mr and Mrs CH Stone of St Albans, and the winning qualities which made him popular among his colleagues at Boots made him also a favourite among his comrades in arms, many of whom on July 27th accompanied the cortege to the sounding of the 'Last Post' which announces the rest of the faithful soldier.' (Nottinghamshire Archives, RB.38)
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