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Albert, C H

Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus.

Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 21 April 1917

Roll of Honour. We regret to have to add another name to the already long list of Jersey-Canadians who have laid down their lives for King and Country during the heavy fighting on 9 April. This soldier, Private Claude Henry Albert, brother of Mr Lance Albert, was 36 and served in the South African Campaign with the Royal Army Medical Corps, at the outbreak of war he was residing in Canada and joined the Expeditionary Force. He had previously been wounded twice during this campaign and has now been called upon to make the supreme sacrifice at Vimy Ridge. We tender the relatives our sincere sympathy.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 18 June 1917

The Late Private Claude Albert. The Calgary Daily Herald of 17 May publishes the following together with a photo of Private Albert. "Private Claude Albert, who had twice been wounded in the Great War, is now reported to have been killed in action. A South African war veteran, he enlisted early in the war and left with the first draft that was called from Lieutenant Colonel Mason's Battalion. He came to Calgary from Jersey in the Channel Islands and prior to enlistment resided in Calgary for about 8 years. He was 36 and while here was employed as a driver for the P Burns company, he lived here with his foster parents, Mr & Mrs Charles Le Geyt."


Canadian Attestation Paper

Claude Henry Albert

Private Claude Henry Albert
10th Battalion. Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Brother of Lancelot George Albert of Ashborne Villas, Ann Port, Jersey. One of two brothers who fell.

Killed in action, aged 35 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 21 April 1917


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas