war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.

Attestation of
No. 9284 Alfred Charles Henry Pierce. L.N. Lanc. Regt.
Alfred Charles Henry Pierce.
Buckland, Dover, Kent.
Age. 18 years 9 months.
Occ. Billiard Marker.
Enlisted 10th March 1908 at Dover.
Tattoo mark - butterfly left upper arm.
Joined at Preston 17/3/08.
L.N. Lanc Regt. Attested Pte. 10/3/08.
Posted Pte. 17/3/08.
1st Posted 19/6/08.
Attained 3rd class certificate of education.
Next of kin. Father, Alfred James Pierce, 1, Edgar Crescent, Buckland, Dover.
Brother (Y) Samuel, 32, Glenfield Road, Buckland.
Sister (E) Hilda, address as above.
Alfred Charles Henry lived at 1, Edgar Crescent, Dover.
Wounded. Gun shot wound left foot.
Discharged as being no longer physically fit for was service 31/7/17.
Date of origin of disability May 1915.
Place Loos.
Complained of pain in chest (L) after marching, was sent to convalescence for 1 month.
Rejoined unit and carried on until wounded April 3, 1916, wounded left foot by shrapnel whilst carrying bombs up to the front line in Loos.
Treated in France for 8 days at 20 I&P (?) Carriers. Invalided to England April 11th 1916. Under treatment in England at 2nd Western General Hospital, (High Street) Manchester.
3 months Moorfield Hospital Aux. Glossop 4 months.
Joined W&C Depot Sept 1916.
Sent to hospital (Seaforth), Oct. 1916 1 month (Venereal).
Sent to Press Heath 3 months and returned to this depot February 1917.
Venereal recurrence sent to New Bridge St. Hospital and was there 9 weeks.
Returned to W&C Depot May 31st 1917.
Cause of disability Active military service. Exposure & training.
Present condition. Scar of entrance wound on outer side of left foot, scar of exit wound on inner side of foot. No bones fractured.
Caused contraction of left toe, walks with a limp, cannot spring off L. big toe.
Shortness of breath, cough, especially at night time and lying down. Cannot lie flat on back or on left side on account of cough.
26 June 1917. 


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