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Major, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 9th Battalion Manchester Regiment

Died in service Thursday 4th March 1915 at Heliopolis, Egypt, age 46/47

Buried at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Former student of Medicine.


 

Albert was born at Hurst, Ashton-Under-Lyne, in 1868. He studied for a degree at Owens College, graduating as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1888. He went on to gain a Licenciate of the Society of Apothecaries (L.S.A.) in 1896 and a Diploma in Public Health (D.P.H.) in 1912 from the University while working at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. He later moved into private practice working as a G.P in Hurst, Ashton-under-Lyne, and was surgeon to the Lancashire Constabulary.

In August 1899 Albert joined the fore-runner of the Territorial Force, the “Volunteer Force”, and in July 1911, with the rank of Major, became the Medical Officer of his local Territorial unit, the 9th Manchester Regiment. He left with the battalion on overseas service on 12th September 1914 joining the 42nd East Lancashire Division in Egypt. It was while serving here that he died in service at Heliopolis on 4th March 1915.