PRIVETT, Alfred Leslie

No. 507959, Flight Sergeant, Alfred Leslie PRIVETT
Aged 36

351 M.U., Royal Air Force
Died by accident on Active Service on Friday, 30th March 1945

Alfred Leslie Privett was born in 1909 in Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire,(Northleach Q3-1909 6A:376), son of Alfred and Louise PRIVETT (née WREN).

1911 census...Aged 1 he was at Notgrove, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire with his father Alfred PRIVETT [32] cowman born Hawling, Glos.; his mother Louisa [36] born Kilkenny ,Glos.; brother Ellis Stanley [2] born Hasleton, Glos.; uncle Sidney PRIVETT [17] born Hawling, Glos.

He married May Blanche POOLEY [30-5-1907], in Manchester S in 1932, later of Rusholme, Manchester.

In 1939 May PRIVETT was living at 1 Farmyard Cottages, Church Lane, Barton Mills with her daughter Phyllis M PRIVETT (POOLEY) [19-12-1926]. Servicemen were not included on the 1939 register.

It seems that F/Sgt Privett was with 351 Maintenance Unit at Hussein Dey, Algeria. The circumstances of his accident are not currently known.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Alfred Privett is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria, grave 1:K:21

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