ALBERT EDWARD EVERRETT

 

 

Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 17th February 1917; age 22; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 23712

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

VII.D.13.

Regina Trench Cemetery,

Grandcourt,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs E. Everett, of 51, Commercial Road, Ipswich.

 

Brother to ROBERT CHARLES EVERRETT.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   55, Station Street, Ipswich.

 

Albert was 5 years and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Horace Everrett, 49, a Grain Merchant’s Foreman, born Woodton, Norfolk.

Emma Ann Everrett (nee Read), 37, born Hempnall, Norfolk.

Minnie Hephzibah Everrett, 14, born Topcroft, Norfolk.

Robert Charles Everrett, 13, born Topcroft.

Robert Last Everrett, 10, born Sea Pulling, Norfolk.

George Reginald Everrett, 8, born Burgh Castle, Suffolk.

Walter Ernest Everrett, 4, born Ipswich.

Frank Harold Everrett, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   51, Commercial Road, Ipswich.

 

Albert was 15 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Robert, 56, a Corn Miller.

Emma, 50.

Robert, 23, a Picture Frame Maker – Mount, Cutter & Fitter.

George, 18, a Tram Conductor – Corporation.

Walter, 14, an Errand Boy.

Frank, 11.

 

Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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17th February the 8th Battalion: extracts from Suffolk Regiment records:

“On the 17th the advance towards Miraumont began,8th battalion 05:45 am under very trying weather conditions, severe  frost which lasted for a month suddenly breaking on the eve of the battle and rapid thaw converting the ground into a morass of the worst description. very few duckboard tracks existed there at the time, and the nearest hut being over two miles from the front line, the carrying parties had a most difficult task. The process of forming up for attack had to be carried out at night in a thick mist and under a hostile barrage as well-zero hour having become known to the enemy. The battalion gained its objectives quickly in spite of stubborn fighting in the front of the uncut wire, and the leading waves succeeded in establishing themselves within a few hundred yards of Petit Miraumont. The work of consolidation was rendered less difficult by the mist, which prevented enemy observation and permitted freer movement across the open than normally possible.

In the action, which reflected the greatest credit on all ranks of the 8th Battalion, one incident stands out conspicuously. Seeing his company held up by the wire, L/Cpl. W. Savage with seven men having discovered a small gap therein, rushed fearlessly through into the enemy’s trench, killing with his own hands the first four Germans he met and effecting the surrender of the rest of the party, which consisted of fourteen men with a machine gun L/Cpl. Savage received the DCM.  The casualties in the Battalion amounted to 130 men. This victory marked the beginning of the retreat to the Hindenburg line.”

Suffolk Regiment 1914-1927 by Lt-Col. C.C.R.Murphy

 

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