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Albert George Sumner
Albert was born in the last quarter of 1877 in the Saffron Walden registration district.
In 1881 the census shows the Sumner
family living at Quendon, near Newport in the North West of Essex:
George Sumner died during 1886 before the next census.
The 1891 census shows Susan had
returned to Felsted with her children, and was living in the village
By 1901, the household in Felsted was
Albert was lodging at 31 The High Street, Clerkenwell, with Charles and Annie Becking. Charles Becking was a Grocerís Manager. Albert is listed as one of four lodgerís all working as Grocerís Assistants.
He married Matilda Kate Thorpe at St Paulís Church Hammersmith on 23rd April 1909. They lived at 22 Loftus Road, Shepherdís Bush, Hammersmith.
In 1911 Albert was living at 22 Loftus
Road, Shepherds Bush, West London, in the Borough of Hammersmith:
Albert's military record tells us that he was 5í 5Ē tall and 140 lbs and was 38 yrs and 9 months old when he enlisted with the Rifle Brigade on 30th October 1916.
He served as Rifleman S/27613 with the 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade.
His records shows:
The 8th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade, were part of the 41st Brigade, 14th (Light) Division, XV Corps. The Division joined the first battle of Passchendaele on 12th October. The Battle raged between 31st July and 6th November 1917.
He was aged 40 when he died on 16th October 1917.
Having no known grave, he is remembered on the Tyne Cot
His widow later moved to 15 St. Dunstanís Road, Feltham, Middlesex, and had died by the time the Commonwealth War Graves Commission created their records.
His mother was Susan Sumner of
Chelmsford Road, Felsted.