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  • Buried in Balderton St Giles Churchyard
Person Details
Southwell Nottinghamshire
Albert was born in 1898 in Southwell and was the son of William a maltsters labourer and Emma Wood of 12 Grove Street Balderton Newark. William was born in 1865 in Foston, Lincolnshire and Emma had been born in 1867 in Balderton , they were married in Balderton in 1891 and had 5 children in total , one however sadly died in infancy, their children were William Thomas b1893 Balderton, Mary Alice b1895 Southwell, Albert Edward b1898 Southwell and Florence Alice b1902 Little Ponton, Lincs. In the 1901 census the family are living in Little Ponton , Lincolnshire and by the 1911 census they are living at 2 Woodbine Terrace, Balderton , William 46 yrs a maltsters laborouer is living with his wife Emma 44 yrs and their children William 18 yrs a farm servant, Mary 16 yrs a servant, Albert Edward 13 yrs an errand boy and Florence 9yrs a student.
He had worked at Ellis's shop in Middlegate, first as a shop boy and then as a drayman
17 May 1916
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New Balderton, Nottinghamshire
Private
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He served with 'A' Coy 2/8th battalion, Sherwood Foresters , he was with his battalion during the Irish Rebellion in 1916, and whilst in Dublin he was shot in his left leg whilst taking part in the fighting around the Nurses Home in the South Dublin Union and taken to King George V Hospital, Dublin, where he died unexpectedly on 17th May 1916. His body was returned to his family and is buried in St Giles Churchyard, Balderton next to his comrades. Albert was one of the 31 men of the Sherwood Foresters who died during the Irish Rebellion 1916.
On Saturday 3rd June 1916 the triple military funeral took place at St Giles, Balderton when the three members of the 2/8th battalion, Sherwood Foresters , Pte's George William Barks, Albert James Kitchen and Albert Edward Wood were laid side by side in the churchyard which was full of family friends workmates and comrades .
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  • Buried in Balderton St Giles Churchyard
    Albert Edward Wood - Buried in Balderton St Giles Churchyard
  • Photo shows the three graves at Balderton St Giles Churchyard where men from Balderton , Barks, Kitchen and Wood who all died in the Irish Rebellion 1916 are buried side by side. Courtesy Peter Gillings
    Albert Edward Wood - Photo shows the three graves at Balderton St Giles Churchyard where men from Balderton , Barks, Kitchen and Wood who all died in the Irish Rebellion 1916 are buried side by side. Courtesy Peter Gillings