Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1882, Nacton, Suffolk.
Died: 22nd September 1917; Age: 35; Accidentally Wounded on the 6th August, Died at No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Estaires, France.
Residence: 17, Pearce Road, Ipswich.
Employed: Messrs. Beaumont & Co., Coal Merchants, Fore Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 22nd May 1916; Age: 33 years & 8 months; Occupation: Horse Keeper. Next of Kin: Mrs Jane Graystone, of 17, Pearce Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 9 ins.
Embarked – Southampton – 29th August 1916 – disembarked – Havre – 30th August 1916.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 85961
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 155th Siege Battery.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
1891 Gamekeeper’s Cottage, Alnesbourn Priory, Suffolk.
Albert was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Oliver Graystone, 47, a Gamekeeper, born Nacton, Suffolk.
Jane Graystone (nee Page), 47, born Newbourne, Suffolk.
Florence Graystone, 23, a Domestic Servant, born Nacton – died 1915, Ipswich.
James Edward Graystone, 11, born Nacton.
Herbert Page Graystone, 6, born Nacton.
Gertrude Jane Graystone, 2, born Nacton.
1901 Brazier’s Cottage, Alnesbourn Priory, Suffolk.
Albert was 18 years old, a Groom. He was living with his parents & sisters.
Oliver, 57, an Engine Driver – Traction.
Ellen, 28, a House Girl – Domestic.
1911 17, Pearce Road, Ipswich.
Albert was 29 years old, a Coachman. He was Head of the Household to his widowed mother, sister & nephew.
Gertrude Durrant, 22.
Harry Graystone, 20 months, born London.
Albert’s father, Oliver Graystone died 1906, Ipswich.
Albert’s brother, Oliver Graystone died 1904, Ipswich, aged 29.
On the 24th January 1918, Mrs Jane Graystone received the personal effects of her late son Albert:
2 discs, letter, photos, 2 pipes, diary, mirror, pouch, cigarette case, postcard, safety razor outfit (complete).
On the 26th September 1921, Jane Graystone received Albert’s Victory & British War medals.
Soldiers’ Effects to Jane Graystone – mother, James E. Graystone and Ernest Graystone – brothers, Mrs. Margaret Graystone (wife of Harry Graystone), Mrs. Ellen Spicer (wife of Robert Henry Spicer), Gertrude J. Durrant (wife of Reginald Woodford Durrant) – sisters, ans Mrs. Bertha Emma Graystone (nee French) – sister-in-law.
Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, Ipswich.