A. Hanbury

HANBURY, Albert
Private 30900,
2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Born - Maypole, Monmouth
Enlisted - Cardiff, Glamorgan
Resided - Maypole, Monmouth
Died - 2nd April 1918 - Western Front - died of wounds.

Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

Albert Hanbury was born at Maypole, Rockfield, Monmouth, Wales in 1898. Albert would have been about 20 years old when he died. The family lived at Vine Cottage in Maypole.

His father William Hanbury was born in around 1841 and was shown as a quarryman. His mother Elizabeth and was born in Ebbw Vale around 1858. Children in the family were:

Emily, born in 1880,
James, born around 1881 and shown as a tinker,
Elizabeth, born in 1882,
George, born in 1884,
Annie, born in 1886,
Charles, born around 1889, also a tinker,
William Lewis, born in 1891,
Alfred, born around 1892,
Alice Maud, born in 1894,
Frank, born around 1896,
Henry, born in 1901, and,
Thomas, born about 1903.

Albert was the youngest of the children.

All currently available census records show Albert was still living with his parents to 1911.

Bart Seynaeve of Gullegem, Belgium has been researching Commonwealth war graves in his home village and contacted me in August 2013 with information that strongly suggests that Albert’s brother Frank had also served in the war, as Private 23417 in the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers and was killed in action on 15th October 1918. The villagers plan to hold a commemoration in October 2018 dedicated to the men who fell during the liberation of his village.

News:

Saturday June 29th 1918.

Killed in action.

Information has been received of the death in action in France of Private Albert Hanbury, Dorset Regiment. The deceased soldier, who was a native of Monmouth, was in the employ of Mr William Hopkins, grocer, Commercial Street, when he was called to the colours, and had only been in France five weeks. He resided with Mr & Mrs William Hughes, 8 Wern Crescent.

[Source: Merthyr Express]

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