EXLEY Albert E

Albert E EXLEY


Albert who served in the 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers was killed in action on 22nd March 1918.  His battalion had been on the march since the 21st as they came forward to stem the flow of the enemy offensive (Operation Michael), they arrived at Cavlincourt at 10:00hrs and dug in, the Boche (war diary) attacked at 16:00hrs with the Battalion withdrawing under orders during the night.

On 9th September 1919 Albert was buried at ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION I. L. 2.  It is not known if his body was recovered direct from the battlefield or from a smaller cemetery.

The 1901 census records Albert, who was aged 2, living with his parents and elder sister Eva at 19 Prospect View, Queensbury.  In 1911 the family were living at 983 Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge.  They were mill workers and Albert aged 12 had the occupation of mill hand.