1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Albert Harfield

Contributed by: Wendy Edwards, on 2008-11-08

William Albert Harfield
First Name William Albert
Surname Harfield
Year of Birth 1882
Year of Death 1914
Regiment Royal Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence East Ashling

William Albert's Story

William Alberts son, my Father said he was happily jumping around because it was his 5th birthday when the news of his fathers death arrivied. William Alberts died when his trench was hit by a shell in what was I believe the retreat at Mons, he had been a regular soldier in the military band of the Royal Fusiliers but was working for Vauxhall in Luton when the 1WW broke out so must have either reinlisted as a volenteer or was called up from the reserve as he was 32 when he died.

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