Albert Henry Winterbottom


Submitted by John Dickinson

Albert Henry was John's Grand Uncle


Albert Henry Winterbottom was born in Sheffield on the 4th of December 1887, the first of 10 children born to parents Benjamin and Ada.

Albert saw the birth of his 9 siblings - Emily, Joseph, Martha, Lucy, Mary, Doris, Elsie (our Grandmother), Percy and Edna over the next 22 years - all surviving well into the 20th century except for poor Percy who died before his first birthday and Albert, who gave his life for his country during the Great War.

Private Albert Winterbottom served in the 2/7th Battallion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), was subsequently attached to to 52nd Employment Company and finally served in the 2nd Battallion of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). His Regimental numbers were 16162 and 308176.

Albert died, in France, on the 30th of August 1918 and is commemorated on Panel 6 of the Vis-En-Artois memorial, being a soldier who has no known grave.

We have been unable to find any Sheffield memorial to Albert despite my Father's insistence that his name was on a white marble panel somewhere in the Darnall or Attercliffe area.

We hope that these words will, at least, form part of Albert's memorial record here alongside those of his Sheffield friends, neighbours and comrades who served alongside him.

(Posted on behalf of his Grand nephew and neices)










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