Woodstock. His birth was registered Autumn 1889. Baptised 19th October 1890
Parents James (a house decorator) and Florence Emily (nee Luckett)
Siblings We had thought Albert was the eldest of four sons but have since found the 1911 Census listing nine children, with Albert the second son.
Walter 23, Albert 21, Percy 19, Irene 17, Edith 15, Harriet 13, Harry 11, Lily 9.
Brook Hill, Woodstock (1911 Census)
7 Hensington Road (Parish Register) 1917
Son of James and Florence E. Farley, of 7, Hensington Rd., Woodstock, Oxon. CWGC
Albert's brother Percy was living in Market Street listed on the Absent voters list 1918. 12794 Rifle brigade.
Albert was listed as a Farm Labourer Domestic in the 1911 Census. Enlisted in Oxford.
Regiment: 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
Attested in Oxford 15th September 1915. Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 at the Battle of Arras, aged 27. On the Army Register of Soldier's Effects 1901-1929 3.5.17 is the date officially accepted whilst POW
He was listed as missing June 1917 (Parish magazine)
Arras Memorial Bay 9
Pas de Calais
Number of casualties: 34754
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Researched by: Isabel Wheeler
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch.