Alfred was born in 1888 in Leicester and baptised on 4.12.1889 at St. Matthew’s Church, Leicester. His parents were Alfred Adcock, a commercial traveler, and Sarah Ann (Foxley). He was one of 5 known children –
Alfred Foxley 1888
Eveline Maud 1889
Dorothy Constance 1892
Frank Wilson 1894
Florence Blanche 1895
In 1891 census the family lived at 12 Cobden St., Leicester and in 1901 census they were at 2 Flint St.
In 1902, when Alfred was 14, his mother died and a year later, 1903, his father married Ellen Jane Hart. They had a daughter, Doris Margaret, in 1906.
In 1911 they lived at 243 Humberstone Rd. and Alfred Foxley Adcock, aged 22, was employed as a warehouseman.
Alfred enlisted on 22.11.1915, aged 27, as Private 23319 in 10th Leicestershire Regiment. He later became Private 30626 in the Machine Gun Corps.
He was killed in action on 11.9.1916 in France and Flanders and is on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 5c&12c).
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Alfred’s photograph is in Daily Post 29.9.1916.