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Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1883, the son of Richard and Emma Terry. In 1901 they were living at 42 1/2 Drayton Street, Wolverhampton, along with Albert’s siblings William, Harriet, Joseph, Henry and Jessie, and his nephew William and niece Laura. Albert was listed as a furnaceman for an iron enamellers at a Lithographic works. He married Susan Faulkner in 1905 and they had five children – Albert (1908), Harriet (1905), Joseph H. (1911), Alice M. (1914) and Gladys M. (1917). By 1911 the couple were living at 13 Little Pountney Street, Wolverhampton, with their two eldest children. Albert was a cycle polisher at a cycle works.

Albert enlisted initially with the Royal Field Artillery (number 185073), and then later joined the 6th Battalion of the Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princes of Wales’ Own) (service number 41795). He was killed in action on 10 October 1917. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium, and may be the A. Terry who appears on the St John’s Church War memorial.