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Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of John and Sarah Ann Randall. In 1901, he was living at 8 Haywards Yard, Salop Street, Bradley, Bilston, with his parents and sister Alice May. His father died towards the end of 1901, so by 1911 he was living with his sister and widowed mother at 1 Hatton Street, Bradley. Albert was now a labourer for a wood saw mill.

Albert enlisted with the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 24783), before joining the 4th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment (number 40422). He was killed in action on 23 April 1917. He is remembered at the Arras Memorial in France.