Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1892. He was a pauper in the Wolverhampton Cottage Homes in Wednesfield in 1901, so it is unclear who his parents were. However, his entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site lists his next of kin as his brother, George. By 1911, George was at 35 Rosebery Street, Wolverhampton, together with his wife, Mary Ann Harriett. This is the address given on the CWGC site, so this is definitely Albert’s brother. An earlier (1891) census lists George’s (and therefore presumably Albert’s) parents as Samuel and Louisa.
Albert enlisted at Wolverhampton as a Rifleman in the 12th Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps (number R/16356). He fought in the Battle of Cambrai, but was killed in action on 20 November 1917. He is remembered at the Cambrai Memorial in Louverval.