1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record


Contributed by: Claire Brett, on 2008-11-08

Albert Brett
First Name ALBERT
Surname BRETT
Year of Birth 1888
Year of Death Unknown
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence LYDD, Kent

ALBERT's Story

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Claire Brett, Birmingham 2008-11-10

My great-grandfather, Albert, was a lucky one, if you can say that as he returned home alive after being discharged due to sickness.

However, he was a professional soldier with the Royal Horse Artillery who was already in the army when war broke out in 1914. He had served in Ireland beforehand and now found himself part of the BEF in France.

He saw service at the major battles including the Somme and Ypres. Also, he became a batman to one of his officers. I am very proud of him and the fact that he served his country and did his bit.

For the 90th anniversary, I pushed my own grandfather, Douglas, (a Burma Star veteran) past the cenotaph and we both said a prayer for Albert and all those who were not as fortunate as him.

Always remember and never forget those, whatever conflict it may be, who have laid down their lives for this country and its people.

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