6798, Private, Albert Edward DENNIS
1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
Born in Kirtling in Q3-1882 [Newmarket 3b:501] (baptised Kirtling 26th August 1883) son of Harry and Susan Alice DENNIS (née PRYKE),
of Icewell Hill, Newmarket.
1891 census...Albert  was at Icewell Hill, Newmarket with his father Harry , hairdresser born Fordham; his mother Susan Alice  born London and his sisters Rebecca  and Mabel 93 months] both Newmarket born.
1901 census...Albert  was at the Duddery (part of The Rookery), Newmarket with his parents; sisters Rebecca and Mabel, plus new siblings, George  and Minnie  both Newmarket born.
1911 census...Albert  was working as barman at The Wheatsheaf, Regents Street, Newmarket. His parents and sisters Rebecca; Minnie and Alice  born Newmarket were still at the Duddery. Brother George was working for Mr Wilson in The Avenue.
His father apears to have died in 1912 and later his mother was at 1 Albion Street, Newmarket. (The Duddery may well have encompassed Albion Street). Unlike 3 census, SDGW has his place of birth as Herne Hill, maybe due to his wife Ada later moving to 18 Poplar Walk, Herne Hill. Believed to have married Ada H CLINCH in Q1-1913 in Lambeth. He enlisted in Camberwell, London.
None of his service records have been found except his medal Index Card. The 1st battalion East Surreys landed at Le Havre on 15th
August 1914. Of the 47 men of the 1st East Surreys killed that day, only 5 have known graves, the rest are named on the Thiepval Memorial
His younger brother George was killed 4 months later.. see here
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