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Private 4850, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916, age approx. 20.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Student of engineering.


 

Alfred was born in 1896 at Accrington to William R. Garner of Oswaldtwistle. He was educated at the local United Methodist School and Accrington Municipal School before entering Manchester University in 1913. He obtained his intermediate BSc. in 1914.

He joined the University Officer Training Corps as en emergency cadet and enlisted into the Royal Fusiliers on 7th September 1914. He was killed during the fighting at High Wood on the Somme.