Albert Worrall

Albert Worrall baptized February 20th 1895 at Holly Trinity Wavertree Father James a lists him as Farmer( 1911 census a Farm Labourer( Mother Sarah living at 7 Pye Street Liverpool.

In 1911 Albert age 17 employed as a Grocers Errand Boy. living with James a Farm Labourer , Mother Sarah (James and Sarah married 18 years) Living with brothers Janes aged 12, Isaac age 9 ,Edward aged 8 Leonard aged 3. sisters Sarah aged 15, Elsie aged 13, Martha 10 months. Family living at 40 Castle St Woolton.

According to Driver Albert Worrall service record aged 21 enlisted at The Grange, Edge Lane Liverpool on the 31st August 1914 in the RH & Royal Field Artillery.  Serial No 884 Albert’s height 5 feet and 4 inches. Embarked overseas 28th September 1915 Disembarked 29th September 1915. Attached to HQ 55 Div Arty in the field 21st March 1915. as a batman to Lieutenant V E Cotton 6th April 1916.  Albert was sick with Influenza on the 18th April 1916 and discharged back to duty 24th April 1916.   Posted to D/275 Dde 13 October 1916 and Albert had 10 days leave to UK 5th June 1917 and killed in action 31th July 1917. On Albert’s Casualty Form has serial number  690110 above 884. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Who died Great War 1914-1919 database has Driver Albert Worrall serial number has 690110 serving in the “D”Bty. 275 Bde Royal Field Artillery.

According to the local newspaper. Driver A Worrall whose home was Castle St Woolton has been killed in action. He was a smart member of the Church Lads Brigade Woolton Branch prior to joining the Army and like many of his brigade comrades he was not slow in answering his country’s call. Joining up in September 1914 (31st August 1914 Albert’s service record) He proceeded abroad with the West Lancashire Howitzer Brigade in 1915 He was home on leave for a few weeks before his death. Before joining the colours he was employed by the Liverpool Corporation at Allerton Cemetery. His company Officer notifying his death to his relatives spoke of Albert as a very efficient soldier always bright and cheerful and well beloved by his company.

Soldiers Effects to Father James

Driver Albert Worrall serial number 690110 “D”Bty. 275 Bde Royal Field Artillery Killed in Action 31st July 1917

Remembered with Honour Valmertinghe New Military Cemetery Belguim