ALBERT JAMES AMASS

Born: 1887, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Died: 30th October 1914; age: 27; KiA.

Enlistment: Location: Ipswich; Date: 10th October 1904; Occupation: Machinist.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 8785.

Regiment: The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War, 1914 Star + Clasp

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 5.

Ploegsteert Memorial,

Hainault,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

1891   35, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.

Albert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Amass, 40, a Plumber, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Martha Howgego Amass (nee Mauldon), 41, born Ipswich.

Arthur William Amass, 21, a Butcher’s Manager, born Ipswich.

Vincent Martin Amass, 16, a Butcher’s Assistant, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Ada E. Amass, 14, a Ladies Maid, born Ipswich.

Charles Edward Amass, 12, born Ipswich.

Harry Ernest Amass, 10, born Ipswich.

Frances Mary Amass, 8, born Ipswich.

Percy Sherring Amass, 6, born Ipswich.

Claude Mauldon Amass, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1901   16, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

 

Albert was 14 years old, a Wood Mouse Trap Maker. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Martha, 51.

Martin, 26, a Butcher – Beef.

Beatrice, 23, a Corset Machinist.

Frances, 18, Helps at Home.

Percy, 16, a Hay & Straw carter.

Claude, 12.

Alice Augusta Amass, 8, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Mauritius & South Africa.

Albert was 24 years old, a Soldier ranked Corporal, for the 1st Battalion of the Cameronians.

 

Albert’s father, Arthur Amass died 1899, Bosmere, Suffolk.

 

Albert married Janet Bain, born 1892, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Janet Amass – widow.

 

Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Berwick upon Tween, Northumberland.

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