Pratt, Albert Edward

Albert Edward 


1887 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.3463
Regiment 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
DiedJanuary 7, 1917



Albert Edward

Albert was born in 1887 in Leicester and baptised on 26.11.1888 at St. Luke’s Church. His parents were Joseph Pratt, a stockiner in the hosiery trade and Elizabeth (nee Wolhuter, a South African). They had 8 children-
George 1886
Albert 1888
Lucy 1890
Wilfred 1892
Horace 1895
Ethel 1897
Robert 1900
Alfred 1903

In 1891 census the family lived at 1 Court A. 4 Goodacre Street, Leicester.
In 1901 census they were at 35 Merrydale Road and Albert, aged 13, was a shoe hand.
In 1904 Albert Joined the Leicestershire Regiment Militia, aged 17, from 35 Norton Road and he was previously a shoe hand.
In 1905 He signed a short service attestation, aged 18.
In 1911 census the family are at 70 Victoria Road East and Albert is out of the army working as a shoe tacker.
1911 Albert married Emily Florence Fowler and they moved in with her parents at 43 Elm Street. They had 3 children –
Albert E 1911
Alfred R 1913
Thomas F 1915

Albert became Private 3463 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. He Died of Wounds, aged 30, on 7.1.1917 and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Calais, France (Xxi.A.13).

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