ALBERT JOSEPH SEYMOUR

 

Born: 20th November 1888, Latton, near Harlow, Essex.

Baptised: 10th February 1889, at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Latton, Essex.

Died: 26th January 1915; age: 26; died of Pneumonia, at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 55061.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 4th Reserve Artillery Brigade.

 

Grave Reference:

D.25.58.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Maypole Cottage, Harlow Road, Harlow, Essex.

 

Albert was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Seymour, 39, a Stableman – Groom, born Harlow, Essex.

Emily Seymour (nee Kyte), 41, born Hereford, Herefordshire.

Nellie Louise Seymour, 9, born Harlow.

Emily Mary Seymour, 8, born Harlow.

George Seymour, 6, born Harlow.

Charles Seymour, 4, born Latton, Essex.

 

1901   Maypole Cottage, Harlow Road, Harlow, Essex.

 

Albert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 49, a Stableman.

Emily, 51.

Charles, 14, a Horse Boy.

Eveline Sarah Seymour, 9, born Harlow.

 

1911   Silverend, Rivenhall, Essex.

 

Albert was 22 years old, a Gamekeeper. He was a boarder at the home of 64 year old widow Ellen Young.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to George Seymour – father.

 

Evening Satr – Monday, 1st February 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICH – Gunner Albert Seymour, of the 4th Battery, R.F.A., whose death took place at the East Suffolk Hospital on Tuesday from pneumonia, was buried with military honours at the Ipswich Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Gunner Albert Seymour was a Harlow man; he enlisted in Kitchener’s Army at Woolwich, from whence he was sent to Ipswich about a fortnight ago. He was a single man and was 26 years of age.

The coffin was borne to the place of interment on a gun carriage, drawn by six horses, followed by the officers of the battery, firing and bugler parties, and about 150 of the rank and file. The funeral march was played by the Town Mission Band. The coffin was of elm, with the usual black fittings, and on top of it were placed the deceased’s cap and bandolier. The service was conducted by the Reverend C. J. Howard, Curate of St. Matthew’s, and at the graveside, the “Last Post” was sounded, and three volleys were fired over the grave. The wreaths included one sent from the non-commissioned officers and a third from “His Barrack-room Chums.” The arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, under the supervision of Mr. P. Hastings.

Royal Field Artillery

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