war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


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
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.
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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