THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

FYRTH, ALBERT JOHN

Short Service.
(For the duration of the War, with the Colours, and in the Army Reserve.)
Attestation of
G/11923 – Albert John Firth – Corps – R.W. Kents.
Name Albert John Fyrth.
Address – 197 Grundy Street, ------ ---
Age – 22 years.
Trade – Dock Labourer.
 
Address of next of kin – John and Emma Fyrth, 84, Wyndham Road, Mother and Father.
 
Killed in action - Field – 10/6/17.
 
Royal West Kent Regiment.
G/11923 – Pte. – Fyrth Alfred John deceased.
Widow of soldier – None.
Father – Dead.
Mother – Emma – age 58 – 84 Wyndham Road, Dover.
Brothers -
William Fyrth – age 35 – as above.
Arthur Fyrth – age 22 – as above.
Ernest Fyrth – age 31 – as above.
 
Sisters –
Edith G. Warner – age 28rs – 84 Wyndham Road.
Florence Sainsbury – age 31 – 37, Wyndham Road.
 
Mrs E. Fyrth.
84, Wyndham Road,
Tower Hamlets
Dover.
Sir,
I am writing to ask if you can give me any news of my Son, Pte. A. Fryth, 11923, 8th Battalion Royal West Kent Expeditionary Force France.
I received a letter from his officer a fortnight ago to say that my son was killed instantaneously by a shell, he did not say what date he was killed. I should very much like to know if you can give me any news of him as soon as possible.
I remain respectfully
Mrs E. Fyrth,
Mother of Pte. A. J. Fyrth, 11923 8th Battalion Royal West Kent.
 
FATHER OF ALBERT.
John Fyrth.
Born abt. 1859.
Age on enlistment – 55 years.
Birth –Parish Pembroke.
 
Army Reserve (Special Reservists)
One Years Service.
Attestation of
G/10564 – Name Fyrth John – The Buffs.
 
Name. John Fyrth.
Parish. Pembroke.
Age – 55 years – 7 days.
Trade – Army pensioner.
In lodgings.
 
Intended place of residence- 84, Wyndham Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover, Kent.
 
Enlisted at Dover - 21 September 1916.
 
Attested – Pte – 21/9/14.
Promoted Sgt. - 21/9/14.
 
Next of kin (Wife) Emma Fyrth 84 Wyndham Road, Dover.
 
Christian name and surname to whom married.
Emma Newing (Spinster) Parish Ch ????? Co. Cork. 6/3/1882.
 
East Surry 3rd. Transferred 28/2/16.
Transferred to 1st (Home Service) Batt. “The Buffs” East Kent Rgt. Dover Infantry Sgt. 17/4/16.
 
Regimental Conduct Sheet – Rank Sgt.
Offence – Neglect of duty when in charge of the Folkestone Picquet.
Punishment – Severely reprimanded. 21/5/16.
 
Discharged. The services being no longer required as an Instructor for which he enlisted, 20/10/16.
 
1881 Census at “Grand Shaft Barracks” Western Heights, Dover, Kent.
1891 Census at The Barracks, 31st Regt. Kingston, Surrey.
 
Free BMD. Death.
September Quarter 1917. Fryth John – 58 - Dover

 


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