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  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2018).
Person Details
Nottingham
Walter was born in Nottingham in 1890 and was the son of Edward a licensee of the Ten Bells Public house Red Lion Street, Nottingham and Emma Alford née Bingham. His father Edward was born in 1850 in Ledbury, his mother Emma Bingham was born in 1850 in Birmingham. They were married in Nottingham in 1876, they went on to have 13 children, however sadly six of the children were to die in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911. Their surviving children all born in Nottingham were Edward b1877, Charles b1880 William b1882, Jenny b1883, May b1885, Ernest b1887, Walter b1890. In the 1911 census the family are living at 20 Promenade, Robin Hood Street, Nottingham and are shown as Edward 61 yrs a retired publican , his is living with his wife Emma 60 yrs and their children Jenny 27 yrs a shop keeper and Walter 20 yrs a mason's labourer and two grandchildren, Charles 11 yrs and Richard 8yrs. He was the husband of Elizabeth (née Abell) Alford and the father of Gladys and Jenny Alford of Gregory's Row, Woodlinkin, Langley Mill, Derbyshire. His mother, Emma Alford. died on 24 February 1915 at the age of 65 and his father, Edward, on 28 April 1921 at the age of 70. His sister Jenny died on 5 October 1961 aged 77.
He was a mason's labourer in 1911.
08 May 1918
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498463 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Walter Alford enlisted in Nottingham he served with 1/6th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in action on 8th May 1918 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
His older brother Charles Alford served during the Great War with 15th battalion Sherwood Foresters and died on 6th April 1918. He is buried in Lembert Road Military Cemetery in Salonica. Inscription on family gravestone, Nottingham General Cemetery: ‘In loving memory of our dear mother Emma Alford who died February 24, 1915, aged 65 years. Rest in Peace. Also of Edward Alford who died April 28, 1921, aged 70 years. Also of Charles Alford died of wounds in Salonika April 6th 1918, aged 39 years. Also of Walter Alford, died of wounds in France, May 8th 1918, aged 28 years. Also of Jenny beloved daughter of Emma and Edward, died October 5th 1961 aged 77 years.’
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  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2018).
    Walter Alford - Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2018).