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Albert James Yerrill was born in 1887 at Nottingham and was the son of George William a plumber and painter and Jane Yerrill née Kidd of 186 Vernon Road, Basford, Nottingham and later of Aslockton Village, Nottinghamshire. His father George Wiliam was born in 1851 in Bedford and his mother was born in 1850 in Hertfordshire, they were married in 1872 their marriage was recorded in St Neotts, Huntingdon registration district. They went on to have 8 children sadly two of whom died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Edith b1874,George b1876 , Alice b1877, Frederick Alfred b1879, Agnes b1881, Albert b1887 and Arthur Henry b1889, all the children were born in Basford. On 1891 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Edith, George, Frederick and Arthur – in Vernon Road, Basford. His father is listed as a plumber and painter. On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – George, Frederick and Arthur – at 10 Vernon Road, Basford. His father is listed as a plumber and painter and Albert as a plumber On 1911 Census his is living in Aslockton with his sister and brother in law Fred and Alice Hoyte. He is listed as a plumber. Albert James on 24th April 1916 marries his wife Ellen Eliza Walters at St Leodegarius Church, Old Basford At the time of his death, his wife was living at 18 Whitechapel Street, Old Basford.
30 Sep 1916
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186 Vernon Road, Basford,
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Albert James Yerrill, enlisted on 17th May 1915 at Nottingham, he gives his address as 186 Vernon Road, Basford, and that he had previous service with 2nd Battalion Notts and Derbys., 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. He was killed in action on 30th September 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. His name is therefore commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, on the Somme.
The battalions 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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