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  •  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
He was the son of Alfred a spring and points maker and Phoebe (died 1907) Windley. He was the brother of Sarah A, John, and Harry Windley. In 1901 the family was living at ?? Terrace, Nottingham. By 1911 Alfred senior was living at 17 Enoch Terrace, St Anns Well Road, along with Alice Forsey 43 years and described as a domestic servant. Alfred junior was now living with his married sister Sarah Ann Dale at 9 Rutland Terrace Bunbury Street, Meadows, Nottingham, together with her husband Albert Dale. In 1916 Alfred married Mabel Belshaw and they lived at 21 Broad Street Nottingham; this address is given for his widow on the CWGC record. His brother, S/7042 Rifleman Harry Windley Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), was killed in action on 25 September 1915 (Ploegsteert Memorial). At the time of his death Harry was living at 90 Sandon Street, New Basford,.
He was a beer bottler in 1911.
29 Sep 1917
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455104 - CWGC Website
267012
New Basford
Private
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Alfred enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 2/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys) Regiment. He was killed in action on 29th September 1917 and is buried in White House Cemetery, St Jean les Ypres grave reference 1.B.22
Personal inscription on CWGC headstone: 'Sadly missed' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 25 September 1918: ‘Windley. In loving remembrance of our dear brothers, Rifleman Harry Windley, killed in action September 25th 1915, also Pte Alfred Windley, killed in action September 29th, 1917. Sadly missed. Nellie and Arthur.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  •  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    A Windley - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle