The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: Albert Edward Lawrence
Education: Secondary / Tue 10th Sep 2019 pm30 06:37pm
THE SHORT life of Harlow resident, Albert Edward Lawrence as read by Passmores Academy student Hannah.
This project has been supported by Harlow Council Civic Fund and HTS Ltd.
Albert’s parents were Henry Lawrence, born in Datchworth and Agnes Arnold, born in Peterborough. Henry and Agnes married on 9 September 1880 in Camden1. Albert was born in c.1889 and christened on 17 January 19022 in Watton, Hertford.
The 1891 census shows that Henry and Agnes had four children, Mabel, Darby and twins Charles and Albert aged two. The 1911 census shows the family were residing in Mill Street, Harlow. Albert however was now lodging at 46 St Mary’s Road, Ilford, where he was working as a baker.
Private Albert Arnold Lawrence, 27281, enlisted in Epping and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Essex Regiment.
Albert was killed in action in drew Drop trench, during The Battle of the Somme on 23 October 1916 at the age of twenty-eight. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Pier 10, face D. Register Index Number MR21.
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