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Name Albert Edward Hussey
Date/Place of Birth 1 Sept 1899 / 1 Chetwode Road, Upper Tooting, Surrey
Parents' Names Jabez Hussey; Marina (nee Cook)
Father's Occupation/Location Jobbing Gardner; Petty Officer; Upper Tooting
Father's Death/Incapacity Carcinoma
Admitted to AO 19 Feb 1904 (Aged 4)
Admission No 5683
Left OWS&AO 11 Jun 1914 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Tooting Common, Surrey
Enlistment Location Wandsworth, Surrey
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; G/54313
Battalion/Regiment 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own
Killed/Death 9 Apr 1918 (Aged 18)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry Belgium; Ploegsteert Memorial
Memorial Reference Panel 8
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
Albert Edward was born to Jabez and Marina Hussey on 1 September 1899 at Tooting in Surrey. Following his father’s death in 1903, Albert was admitted to the Alexandra Orphanage on 19 Feb 1904, aged 4. He left the Orphan Working School and Alexandra Orphanage on 11 June 1914 when he was fourteen. It is likely that Frank enlisted for military service after his eighteenth birthday in September 1917. He joined the 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Private Albert Hussey was killed in action on 9 April 1918, when he was still 18. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, near Ieper (formerly Ypres) in Belgium, along with 11,000 United Kingdom and South African servicemen who died nearby and have no known grave.
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