On The Roll of Honour

Albert was born in 1879 in Great Ashfield to William and Betsey Finter.

1891 census: Living in Daisy Green, Ashfield Magna with his father William aged 59, his mother, Betsey, aged 52 and 3 older siblings, Albert aged 21, Frederick aged 17 and Thomas, aged 15, all employed as Agricultural Labourers.

1901 census: Living in Daisy Green, Ashfield Magna with his father William aged 69, his mother, Betsey, aged 61 and 2 older siblings, Frederick aged 27 and Thomas, aged 23, all employed as Agricultural Labourers.

In 1901 he married Anne, née Rodwell. They had one daughter, Dorothy

1911 Census: Aged 36, living in Long Thurlow Road as a domestic gardener with Anne aged 36 and their daughter Dorothy, aged 8.

Military and War: Albert served as a driver in Army Service Corps. Regimental No: T4/198394.

On the 18th September 1920, Albert Finter was awarded the Victory and War medals “Mutt and Jeff”. His Medal Roll can also be seen here.

Unfortunately no other record details have been located of Alfred’s army career. It is highly possible that Alfred’s records have been destroyed. In September 1940, as the result of a fire caused by an incendiary bomb at the War Office Record Store in Arnside Street, London, approximately two thirds of 6.5 million soldiers’ documents for the First World War were destroyed. Those records which survived were mostly charred or water damaged and unfit for consultation and became known as the ‘burnt documents’.

Post War: Alfred died in March 1965 in Colchester.

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