Born: 1876, Walton, Suffolk.
Died: 2nd June 1915; age 39; died during an operation from a Strangulated Hernia at the 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Residence: 39, Wellesley Road, St. John’s, Ipswich.
Occupation: Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich
Date of Entry Therein: 12th May 1915 – Balkans.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 1255
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps.
Formerly 1416, 1st/6th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Margaret S.L. Dunnett, of 39, Wellesley Road, Ipswich.
1881 High Street, Walton, Suffolk.
Albert was 4 years old and living with his maternal aunt & uncle + cousin.
Charles Daines Cant, 22, a Baker, born Mistley, Essex.
Ann Cant (nee Dunnett), 27, born Martlesham, Suffolk.
Annie Priscilla Cant, 1, born Walton, Suffolk.
1891 108, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
Albert was 14 years old, a Baker. He was living with his maternal aunt & uncle + cousin.
Charles, 37, a Baker.
1 general servant.
1901 9, Arthur Street, Ipswich.
Albert was 24 years old, an Iron Foundry Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.
Elsie, 2 months.
1911 39, Wellesley Road, Ipswich.
Albert was 34 years old, a Machine Erector’s Assistant – Engineering.
Albert’s mother was Sarah Dunnett (nee Catton), born 1854, Rendlesham, Suffolk – died 1880, Ipswich.
Albert’s father was John Sparrow Dunnett, born 1852, Martlesham, Suffolk – who died in 1922, Woodbridge. John re-married in 1882, Hasketon, Suffolk.
Albert Dunnett was an active member of the St. John Ambulance, and also the Ipswich Town Mission, of which he was a past officer of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court “Royal Albert.”
On the 27th March 1898, St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich, Albert married Margaret Sophia Louisa Robinson, born April 1876, Nedging Tye, Suffolk – daughter of George Robinson, a horseman on a farm and Ellen Robinson (nee Garrod), of Nedging Tye.
Margaret and Albert had two daughters:
Constance Louisa Dunnett, born December 1899, Ipswich.
Elsie Rosetta Dunnett, born January 1901, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Margaret Sophia Louisa Dunnett – widow.
Albert is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.
Evening Star – Tuesday, 8th June 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICH – The funeral took place at Ipswich Cemetery in the afternoon of Monday, 7th June 1915 of Lance Corporal Albert Edward Dunnett, of the R.A.M.C., who had been stationed at Saxmundham. The deceased, who underwent an operation at Cambridge for an internal complaint, did not survive, death taking place on Friday, 2nd June. The body was removed to his residence in Wellesley Road, St. John’s, Ipswich, from whence the funeral procession started by way of Grove Lane and St. Helen’s Street to the Cemetery, with full military honours. The gun carriage which bore the coffin was covered with the Union Jack, on which the deceased’s cap rested. The firing party headed the procession, and following came the Ipswich Town Mission Band, a large body of soldiers of the R.F.A. and members of the St. Ambulance Corps making up the remainder of the procession. Albert Dunnett was an active member of the St. John Ambulance, and also of the Ipswich Town Mission, of which he was a past officer of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court “Royal Albert,” which was represented at the funeral by the present Chief Ranger, Brother Harry Arthur Youngs, and the P.D.C.R., Brother James George Witter. Two Red Cross nurses were present.
The deceased leaves a widow and two daughters. Many beautiful wreaths were sent from relatives, friends, and associates. The coffin was of elm, with brass fittings.
The service at the Cemetery was conducted by the two leaders of the Town Mission. The hymn “Brief life is here our portion” and Albert’s favorite hymn, “Precious Promise God has given,” were sung at the graveside, being led by the band. After the committal a portion of Scripture was read. At the conclusion three volleys were fired and the “Last Post” was sounded by the buglers. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Hastings and Son, under the supervision of Mr. P. Hastings.