The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: Albert Edward and John William Lincoln

History / Sat 5th Oct 2019 am31 08:12am

THE short lives of brothers Albert Edward and John William Lincoln as read out by councillor Simon Carter.

This project has been brought to you by Harlow Council’s Civic Fund and HTS Ltd.

Never Forget.

Albert and John’s parents were John Lincoln, born in Harlow in 18651 and Eliza Cakebread born in Harlow in 18622.

They married in Harlow in the summer of 18853.
Albert Edward Lincoln was born in Harlow in 18924. He was known as Edward throughout his life. John William Lincoln was born in Harlow in c.1884.

The 1891 and 1901 censuses recorded a Lincoln family residing in Foster Street. The head of the household was John Lincoln, a farm labourer and his wife Eliza. They were living with their children John Jnr. Thomas, Robert, Frederick, Edward, Nellie, Clement and Charles.

The 1911 census recorded Albert, aged nineteen living in five rooms in Spring Street, Burnt Mill, Harlow with the Moore family. His occupation was recorded as a butcher’s assistant. John was living at Barnsleys Wood, which today is part of Church Langley. He was working as a stud groom.

Driver Albert Edward Lincoln, 49952, enlisted at Stratford in the 475th South Midland Field Company of The Royal Engineers. Albert was killed in action during the Battle of Passchendaele on 10 September 1917 at the age of 25 and is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium. Plot 4, row G, grave 13. Register Index Number Bel.23.
John married Eliza Clark in Hornsey on 14 May 19105. Eliza never remarried after the death of her husband and died in Epping on 16 June 19456 at the age of 677.

Private John William Lincoln, 19841, enlisted in Epping serving with The 1st Battalion of the Essex Regiment. John was killed in action on 14 April 1917 aged 34 and is commemorated on The Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Bay 7. Register Index Number MR20.

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