Pratt, Albert Edward

Albert Edward 


1887 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.3463
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).