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Nottingham
Albert was the second son of Frank and Mary Ann Ash (née Richardson). Frank was born in Nottingham and his wife in Daybrook, Nottingham. They were married in 1884 and had five children who were born in Nottingham between 1885 and 1902: Gertrude, Harold Percy, Albert, Fred Herbert and William Ernest. In 1891 Frank (27), a greengrocer, and Mary (28) were living in Burton Yard, Dame Agnes Street, with their three children, Gertrude, Harold and Albert (3). By 1901 they had moved to 8 Lilac Street, Nottingham; Frank was a market fruiterer on his own account. Their four children were still at home and the two oldest were in work, Harold assisting in his father's business and Gertrude working as a cigar maker. The youngest child was born the following year. The family home was still on Lilac Street in 1911, but Harold was now a fruiterer on his own account, probably with the assistance of his younger brother Frederick, Albert was a clerk to a paper merchant and the youngest son, William, was school age. Gertrude had left home. Their father Frank was a patient at Nottingham City Asylum (adm. 1909) and died in September 1911. Mary Ann Ash died in 1928. Albert married Bertha May Richardson in 1915 and their son Philip Albert was born the following year. Bertha was from Nottingham, the daughter of George and Sarah Richardson. In 1911 Bertha, a clerk with the Boots Company, and her family were living on Noel Street. Albert and Bertha lived initially at 18 Manning Street Nottingham, but by the time of Albert's death in Louth, Lincolnshire. Bertha married secondly Percy Lingard (m. 1921 reg. Louth) and in 1939 they and her son Philip were living in Louth. Bertha died in 1960.
He was a clerk to a paper merchant in 1911.
23 Mar 1918
30
738961 - CWGC Website
47965
Enlisted Nottingham.
Private
10th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
10th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Formerly 68624 Sherwood Foresters. Albert was killed in action on 23 March 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Bay 4). CWGC - History of the Arras Memorial (extract): The memorial is adjacent to the Fauborug D'Amiens Cemetery which was begun March 1916. 'The Arras Memorial commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and have no known grave. The most conspicuous events of this period were the Arras offensive of April-May 1917, and the German attack in the spring of 1918.' (www.cwgc.org)
Boots ‘Comrades in Khaki’, July 1915: 'Miss B Richardson, of the Library Office, was married to Mr Albert Ash at St Andrew’s Church, Nottingham, on April 29th.' (Nottinghamshire Archives, ref. RB.38) Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 3 May 1918: 'Ash. Killed in action March 23rd 1918, Pte. Albert Ash West Yorks dearly beloved husband of Bertha M Ash late of 18 Manning Street.' Lincolnshire Echo, 14 May 1918: ‘Official Local Casualties. West Yorkshire Regiment. Ash 47965 Pte. A (Louth) WW1 Pension Ledgers: widow Bertha Ash and child Philip of East Gate South Lincolnshire Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Bertha was his legatee and payments were made to herself and for her son. Note: Albert is not commemorated on the Louth memorial.
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  • Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Albert Ash - Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)