1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Albert John Stevens

Contributed by: Wendy Hammerton, on 2009-03-30

Private Albert John Stevens
Rank
First Name Albert John
Surname Stevens
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1916
Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Handsworth, Staffordshire

Albert John's Story

Private Albert John Stevens died at Le Sars, the Somme, on 7th October 1916 aged 20.

He was my grandfather and left a wife and 3 yr old daughter. He was an irondresser in Handsworth, then Staffs, now Birmingham. His Stevens family had originally moved from Billesley Common, Kings Norton, into Bordesley and Small Heath, Birmingham and then to Handsworth. The family had three generations of bricklayers.

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