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Albert V. Clift
Albert 'Victor' Clift was born in Bocking, Essex in the summer of 1887. He was the son of James and Emily Clift.
In 1901 the census records his family living in Great Waltham (notes about other siblings added for completeness):
James Clift - age 49 - born Gt. Waltham - Coachman
By 1911 Albert Victor Clift was employed as a Groom in Felstead.
'Victor' married Annie Baker, a Felstead girl, in the first quarter of 1912.
'Victor' and Annie had three children:
'Victor' served as a Bombardier with the Royal Field Artillery, serving with 'D' battery in the 38th Brigade.
He died on 16th June 1917. He is remembered at the
Underhill Farm Cemetery.
Victor Clift is also remembered on the memorial at Great Waltham.
Victor's widow Annie married Frederick James Clift, Victor's older brother, in 1922.
No mention has yet been found in the Essex Weekly News of Victor's death but his brother's death is recorded in the Roll of Honour for 9th July 1915, and gives some interesting details about the family:
Pte Herbert John Clift, 7745, 1st Essex of Howe Street, Great Waltham, son of Mr James Clift, coachman to Col. W. N. Tufnell D.L. J.P. of Langleys, and Mrs Clift, Waterfall, Langleys, was killed in action on June 16 in the Dardenelles. Deceased who was formerly employed at the Hoffman Works, Chelmsford, was a Reservist, and had served in the South Africa War. He first served in France, and was invalided home, being subsequently ordered to the Dardenelles. He leaves a widow and one child.