war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Attestation for the Militia
A. Brewer – Corps 3rd Batt The Buffs.
Name -Albert Brewer.
In the parish of Dover.
Where do you now reside – 33 Edred Road, Dover.
Age – 18 years – 6 months.
Trade - Errand Boy.
16th October 1906.
Enlisted at Canterbury.
I understand that on being attested for the 3rd Batt. The Buffs, I shall be required to undergo six months drill on enlistment, and that I shall not be permitted to enlist in the regular forces until after I have completed one Annual Training in the Militia.
Signed by Albert Brewer.
Date 10-10-06.
Name and address of next of kin.
Wife’s address – 41 Edred Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover Kent.
Father Harry – 38 Edred Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover Kent.
Mother Julia – as above.
Army Reserve, (Special Reservists)
6 Years Service.
Name – Albert Brewer.
Born – Parish of Buckland –Dover, Kent.
Age-20, years - 4 months.
Have you served in the Army, the Marines, the Militia. - Yes 3rd Batt. The Buffs in which I am still serving.
Trade –Labourer
Appointed to 3rd Bn The Buffs.
Enlisted at Shorncliffe 28th June 08.
Information as to local graves.
Place of graves (a) Ovillers British cemetery. 2½ miles north east of ALB. J.
Reported by Graves Registration Units – Exhumations.
Regt. 6th East Kents. No. S/8278 – Brewer Pte.
Date of death – 3/7/16.
Report Ovillers 1a Boisselle 11.88??
Father H. G. Brewer, 46, St. James Street.
Widow – Mrs Rhodes, Snargate Street.
Military History Sheet.
Name and address of next of kin Father of soldier Harold - Mother - Julia
6th Batt. The Buffs (EKR) Pte. Brewer Albert deceased.
Widow of soldier – Remarried address unknown.
Father – Harold Gordon Brewer – 46, St. James Street.
Mother – Deceased.
Henry William Brewer - age 33- 2, Trevanion Court, Dover.
Arthur Edward Brewer - age 32 – Gardiners Court???
Charles Brewer – age 28 - Tower????
Frederick E. Brewer – age 21 – 46 St. James Street, Dover.
William George Brewer – age 19 – 46 St. James Street,
Beatrice Maud – age 25, 46 St. James Street.
Emily Elizabeth – age 14 – As above.
Lucy Julia Kate – age 9 – As above. 
Squadron, Troop, Battery, and Company Conduct Book.
8278 – A. Brewer
Place Shorncliffe – 16-6-09 – Pte. Offence – Not shaving – 3 days CC
Place Canterbury – 1-6-11 – Pte. Drunk on assembly – fined 2/6
Place Canterbury – 22-6-14 – Pte. Drunk on assembly about 11-30a.m.
5 days CC fined 2/6.
Casualty Form and Active Service.
S/8278. Private – Albert Brewer.
Missing – Field - 3-7-16.
Killed in action – 3-7-16.
Campaigns – B.E. Force 9-11-14 to 17 -8-15.
Wounded.  S W left buttock.
Christian and surname to whom married.
Lilian May Elizabeth Ticehurst (Spinster) 4-12-15 at Dover Register Office.
46, St. James Street,
23.9.19. Re 1914 Star.
I am writing in reference to???? A.F.C. 348, of the 15th November 1918, re my late sons 1914 Star, in which it was stated that my sons name was on the list of the men entitled to same, and would be forwarded as soon as they were issued, having heard nothing further in the matter and seeing others of his late regiment wearing the decoration, I am writing to ask you if you would give this matter your kind attention, thanking you in anticipation of a early reply.
I remain
Yours faithfully,
A. G. Brewer. 


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