Albert Wildgoose



Submitted by Lee Blackshaw

Albert Wildgoose, served.
12969 Private 10th York and Lancs.
Born  at Sheffield in 1896


Albert signed up in September 1914 and was shipped to France a year later where he took part in the Battle of Loos as part of the 63rd Infantry Brigade, 21st Division.

Billeted in Armentieres for the following three months he was wounded in January 1916. The notes on Albert’s Attestation papers state that he received a gun shot wound to the head and that he was "dangerously ill".

He was invalided back to England where he spent time recovering, initially in The Royal hospital, Chelsea and later in the Winter Street hospital back home in Sheffield.

He was officially discharged from the army in 1917 and then, according to family legend found employment at the Painted Fabrics complex at Meadowhead.


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