Gentle, Albert Charles

the roll of Honour from the Ashwell Merchant Taylors School

Gentle, Albert Charles

Military History:

Regiment:                               Royal Engineers

Rank:                                      Lance Corporal

Service Number:                    525915

Date of Enlisting:                   28.2.1916

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:             Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

Albert Charles enlisted with the Hertfordshire Yeomanry, Regimental Number 3098, on 28th February 1916 and almost immediately was transferred to the Hertfordshire Regiment, a Private, Regimental Number 11199, and was later assigned a new number in the Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 270981.  In December of 1916 he was transferred to the Royal Engineers, Regimental Number 525915, and was mobilised to France in December 1916. On 24 December 1917 he was appointed Lance Corporal, a skilled sapper sawyer, with the 365th Forestry Company, Royal Engineers. He survived the War and was demobilised in February 1919. It is not known when he died.

Albert saw active service on the Western Front and was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

Family History:

Date of Birth:                3rd Quarter 1884

Birth Place:                   Stotfold, Bedfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      12.7.1919

Albert Charles was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire in the 3rd quarter of 1884, the second son of James and Emma (nee Scales). He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylor School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. The 1911 census shows him as a farm labourer in Ashwell.

Albert married Florence May Abrams in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 12th July 1919.  It is not known if they had children.

It is not known when Albert died.

Commentary:

Name:Albert Charles Gentle
Birth Place:Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Rank:Lance Corporal
Regiment:Royal Engineers
Battalion:365th Forestry Company
Regimental Number:    525915
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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