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He was the husband of Lucy Dove (later Caunt) who lived at 2 Edward Square Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire.
23 Jul 1917
901356 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Cologne Southern Cemetery Grave Reference: V G 1 Notts Free Press 19/10/1917 “DIED IN GERMANY. “PRIVATE A. DOVE, SUTTON. “After being a prisoner-of-war in Germany since October 20th, 1914, news has been received to the effect that Private Albert Dove, of 40, New-street, Sutton, has been accidentally killed. The deceased soldier, who was 30 years of age, was called up as a reservist on the outbreak of war, previous to which he was a miner at Brierley Hill Colliery. He leaves a wife and two children. Mrs. Dove has received the following letters: “I am directed to forward to you, with regret, the enclosed letter from No. 3019, Private E. Bywater, prisoner-of-war at Hameln, notifying the accidental death of No. 9638, Private A. Dove, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, whilst employed as a prisoner-of-war, and to inform you that, although no official confirmation has yet to be received, it is feared that there is no reason to doubt the accuracy of this report, and that it has therefore been accepted for official purposes. I am to express the sympathy of the Army Council with the soldier's relatives. – R. C. Fowler.” “No doubt you will be surprised to hear from a stranger, but as I have been advised by the authorities here to inform you of the death of your husband it will account for this letter. I was present at his death, which was very sudden, while working in the woods felling trees, and I was also present at his funeral. He was buried in the Town Cemetery at Lingen under the best circumstances we could manage. There were present three other Englishmen who can verify the statement. They are the following names. We are all very grieved at your great loss, and hope earnestly that you will accept our deepest sympathy. – 3019, E. T. Bywaters; 3317, H. Read; 3017, J. Rockley; 22430 A. Hill.” Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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