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Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1892, the son of James and Martha Ann Bennett. In 1901, they were living at 86 St Matthew’s Street, Wolverhampton, and Albert and his parents were joined by his brothers James, Joseph and Frederick. By 1911, the family had moved to Newport, Wales, and Albert worked for the steel sheet mills.

Albert enlisted in the “A” Company, 4th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers (number 12456). He first served in the Balkans on 19 July 1915, but was killed in action at Gallipoli on 11 August 1915. He is buried at the Azmak Cemetery in Suvla, Turkey.