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He was the son of Samuel and Susanhah Hitchin who had one other child, Elizabeth. In 1901 the family was living at 31 Leopold Street Radford Nottingham. Albert married Annie Elizabeth Harvey in 1908 and their first child, Winifred Mary, was born the following year (birth registered Apr/May/June 1909). Winifred's sister, Maud, was born in 1912 (registered Jan/Feb/Mar). Susannah was widowed by 1911 and still living at 31 Leopold Street together with her daughter Elizabeth (25), Albert (27), daughter-in-law Annie (37) and granddaughter Winifred (2). Annie later lived at 5 Stansfield Avenue, Stansfield Street, Radford, Nottingham.
Albert was a coal miner/hewer.
22 Dec 1918
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7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private Albert Hitchin, served with the 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, he died of dysentery at Kasvin (Qazvin), Persia, on 22nd December 1918. He is buried in Tehran War Cemetery.He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 2 January 1919: 'Hitchin. On December 22nd at Basra, Mesopotamia, of dysentery, Private Albert Hitchin, husband of Annie Hitchin, 5 Stansfield Avenue. Wife and children, Winifred and Maud.' In memoriam published 22nd December 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HITCHIN. – In loving memory of our dear friend Albert, died in Basra Hospital [sic], Mesopotamia, December 22nd, 1918. We longed for a safe returning, we longed to clasp his hand, but God has postponed the meeting till we meet in the blessed land. – From Mr. and Mrs. Reed and Leslie, Bulwell. “HITCHIN. – In fondest remembrance of Pte. Albert Hitchin, died in hospital at Basra [sic], Mesopotamia, December 22nd, 1918. Sleeping with the brave, in a hallowed grave unknown, but his name is written in words of love on the hearts he has left at home. – Ever loved by wife, children, and mother.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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