SALE, Albert Edward

No.95915, Gunner, Albert Edward SALE
Aged 33

442 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Died of Illness on 6th April 1919

Albert SALE was born in Barrow (4th qtr 1884 Thingoe 4a:663) son of Charles and Sarah A SALE(née HALLS)

1891 census...Aged 6, he was at 9 Calthorpe Lane, Barrow with his father Charles Sale [46] farm labourer born Barrow; his mother Sarah A [45] born Higham; sister Matilda [22] born Higham; brothers Walter C [18] and Arthur D [15] both farm labourers born Barrow

1901 census...Aged 16 domestic footman, he was still at Calthorpe Lane with his parents (father now horsekeeper); brother Walter (gamekeeper) and his wife Maria [30] born Barton Mills and their son Walter H [4] born Barton Mills.

1911 census...Aged 26, a gamekeeper, single, he was at Terry Hall, Radstock. His parents were still in Barrow with their grand-daughter Bessie SEELEY [14] born Barrow . His mother had lost 4 of her 8 children.

On 15th April 1914 he married Beatrice E ROFF in St. Marks, Mansfield. Thier daughter Isabella was born 29th November 1916. After his death she was at 60 Putney Bridsge Road, Wandsworth, later moving to 22 Balvernie Grove, Southfields, London.

He attested on 3rd December 1915, was mobilised in Mansfield on 17th June 1916, married , gamekeeper, living at Moults Cottage, Caudwell Wood, Mansfield. He gave his age as 31 years 82 days. He was 5 feet 7.7 inches tall, chest 34 to 36.5 inches, weighing 144 lbs.
He was posted to BEF on 12th May 1917 to HQ 17 Corps Heavy Artillery and thence on 23rd November 1917 to 442 Siege battery.
He died of influenza and broncho-pneumonia at No 3 Generel Hospital, Abbeville on 6th April 1919.

His personal belongings sent to his widow were :- letters, photos, 2 pipes, 3 cards, 2 books of views, 2 wallets, watch, torch, 2 numerals, pouch and pair of scissors

His parents were still in Barrow, brother Walter was at Radstock, Arthur was nr St Albans and Lily (now mrs Griffiths) was in St Albans, Hants

photo CWGC

Albert Sale is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension 5:G:39

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