Albert Victor Last

According to Soldiers Who Died in the Great War 1914 -1919 data base Private A V Last was born Chatham Kent. Residence Woolton

Albert Victor Last son of Walter George David Last and Alice Baveystock. He was born 21 July 1891 in Chatham, England and died 26 Feb 1918.

Albert enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on the 16th November 1915 aged 25 and employed as a Tram Guard/Conductor and living at 6 Acrefield Rd Woolton. He was immediately sent into the Army Reserve and mobilized on the 5th September 1917 and posted to “Z”Coy Blackpool. His brother Bert related this insight, “Albert Victor was on the ship Glenard Castle as a volunteer in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1917. It was a hospital ship. A German U-boat torpedoed this ship in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island on 26 Feb 1918. His older brother Walter was there to tell him good bye and he stayed and watched the ship go out to sea. When the lights disappeared he thought it was out to sea. Next day he read in the paper the ship had been torpedoed.” Unfortunately Albert Drowned.

Albert married Daisy Hilda Bulbrook. in 1910 Islington London Middlesex They had three children: Bernard Victor George Last (1910-1937) Liverpool Lanc. England, Reginald Albert Last (1915-1984) Wavertree, Lanc. England and Walter Wilfred Last (20 Oct 1917- 10 Oct 1986) of 6 Acrefield Road, Woolton, Lancs., England.

Another brother Claudian Henrie Last was killed in World War I. He was born 1 Mar 1890 in Chatham, Kent, England. He married May (Peggy) Dunster Holland on 5 Aug 1916 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. He died 14 Oct 1917

According to Commonwealth War Graves Commission Daisy Hilda Last (wife of Albert) living at 8 Acrefield Rd Woolton

Private Albert Victor Last Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps serial number 125620. (Drowned )Died 26th February 1918 aged 27

Private Albert Victor Last is Remembered with Honour Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

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