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Albert James Yerrill was born in 1887 the son of George William a plumber and painter and Jane Yerrill (née Kidd). George Wiliam was born in 1851 at Bedford, Jane in 1850 in Hertfordshire. Married at St Neotts in 1872, they had eight children, six surviving infancy- Edith b.1874,George b1876 , Alice b.1877, Frederick Alfred b.1879, Agnes b.1881, Albert b.1887 and Arthur Henry b.1889. All the children were born in Basford. In 1891 and 1901, they lived on Vernon Road, Basford. By 1911, Albert was living at Aslockton with his sister Alice and her husband Fred Hoyte. Albert married Ellen Eliza Walters on 24th April 1916 at St Leodegarius Church, Old Basford. At the time of Albert’s death, his wife was living at 18 Whitechapel Street, Old Basford. She was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 23rd April 1917.
30 Sep 1916
1556448 - CWGC Website
186 Vernon Road, Basford,
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Albert James Yerrill, enlisted on 17th May 1915 at Nottingham stating he had previous service with 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He gave his age as 27 yrs and his address as 186 Vernon Road, Old Basford, he was a plumber. He was posted to 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Sherwood Foresters which was at Sunderland as part of Tyne Garrison, on 27th May 1915. He was appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 20th September 1915 and posted to 2nd Battalion 23rd May 1916. He reverted to Private on being posted to British Expeditionary Force 24th May 1916. His Service Record indicates that he was buried S.E of Ginchy at T.14.D of the 1/40000 Albert map, so his grave must have been subsequently lost. He is therefore commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 10C 10D & 11A
The battalion's War Diary on the day of his death 30th September 1916 reads :- Ox Trench 'A' Company managed to join up with the 9th Suffolks last night but our left is still up in the air, no sign of the Guard doing any digging on their right. Forward trenches were heavily shelled during the afternoon and evening. The 1 Q/V Rifles relieved us tonight, relief went off quite smoothly and was completed by 10:10pm after which the companies marched back independently to the CRATERS at A.8.A where the Battn. bivouacked for the night. All companies had arrived in camp by 1.0am (Summertime). The following are particulars of casualties during the month: Sick 5 Officers 44 Other ranks Killed 5 Officers 70 Other ranks Wounded 13 Officers 481 Other ranks Missing 36 Other ranks Total 23 Officers 631 Other ranks Drafts joining during the month 12 Officers 529 Other ranks No. 3521 Pte H Fallon awarded Military Medal Authority XIV Corps No.695/703
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