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Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1894, the son of Annie and Joseph Blakemore. In 1901 they were living at 56 Fisher Street, Wolverhampton, along with Albert’s siblings Ernest and Ann G. By 1911, Albert was a lodger in the Birkenhead home of Edwin Skate. He was working as a seaman’s labourer in the ship building industry.

Albert enlisted with the 1st/6th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment (number 9860). He first served in France from 2 January 1915, but was killed in action in France on 28 February 1918. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, as well as on the St Paul’s Church war memorial.