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harris_aAlbert was born in Wolverhampton in 1892, and was baptised at St Mary’s Church, Bilston, on 11 September 1892. He was the son of William and Fanny Harris, and they were living at 2 Bissell Street, Bilston, in 1911. Albert was a press worker in a factory. He later worked as a toolsetter for Sankey’s, in Albert Street. In 1912, he married Beatrice Westwood, and they had a son, Albert W., born in 1913. Albert George also sang in the choir of St Mary’s Church

In August 1914, Albert enlisted in the 114th Company of the Army Service Corps (number T1/1419). On 26 June 1915, the Express & Star carried an article, stating that Albert had received a gunshot wound to the head, and had died of this wound on 18 June 1915. Albert is remembered at the Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, as well as on the Sankey’s war memorial.

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