Born: 21st October 1895, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 27th September 1918; age 23; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, on the outbreak of the war.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: Great Eastern Railway, as an Engine Cleaner – entered 22nd December 1913.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/21550.

Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 1171, Suffolk Regiment. Cyclist battalion


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery,





1901   47, Austin Street, Ipswich.


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

Herman Fitroy Gallant, 45, a Letter Carrier – G.P.O., born St. Mary Stoke, Ipswich.

Harriet Susnnah Gallant (nee Kell), 34, born Market Palce, Woddbridge, Suffolk.

William James Gallant, 11, born St. Nicholas, Ipswich.

Gertrude Elizabeth Gallant, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   191, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Albert was 15 years old, a worker at Ransome, Sims & Jeffries Iron Foundry. He was living with his father, father’s new wife & siblings.

Herman, 45, a postman – Post Office.

Emma Jane Gallant (nee York), 48, born St. Jiles, Reading, Berkshire.

William, 21, a Turner & Fitter – Ransome, Sims & Jeffries Iron Foundry.

Harriet Matilda Gallant, 8, born St. Mary’s Stoke, Ipswich.


Albert’s mother, Harriet Susannah Gallant, died August 1902, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Herman F. Gallant – father.


Albert is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


GER Toll for the Brave.


Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society


Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment, 1st Battalion:



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