Albert was the eldest of Alice Jagger’s seven children, four boys, three girls. The CWGC records the family address as 13, Albion Street, Queensbury. All four boys served in the Great War and Albert’s brother Arthur was also killed.
Serving in the 21st Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) a pioneer battalion, Albert was killed in action on 18th April 1918, he was 40 years old.
On the 18th October, X and Y companies of the Battalion were digging new trenches between Hinges and the canal. Y company had three men killed and nine wounded from a shell on the way to work.
Albert is buried at GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY (A. 10). He is buried alongside Pte G Mellor and Pte EM Harrison who were killed by the same shell.
Unlike his younger brother full details of Albert are held by the CWGC and his grave bears the inscription “Until the day breaks”. Arthur’s grave has no inscription.