Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper

Born: 29th October 1896, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Died: 10th November 1917; age: 21; KiA – attack North of Passchendaele.

Residence: Bromley Crescent, Bromley, Kent.

Enlistment Details: Location: Vernon, British Columbia, Canada; Date: 21st July 1915; Age: 19; Occupation: Apprentice Machinist; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: mother – Augusta Payne, of 307, Foxhall Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 4 ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & red hair.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 463539.,

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, British Columbia Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 18 – 28 – 30.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1901   Lancaster Cottage, Heathfield, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.


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

Edgerly Payne, 31, a Brick Maker, born Penhurst, East Sussex.

Augusta Payne (nee Morris), 30, born Ninfield, East Sussex.

Edward Peter Payne, 6, born Bexhill-on-Sea.

Sarah Augusta Payne, 3, born Bexhill-on-Sea – died 1902, Ipswich.

Caroline Ann Payne, 2, born Bexhill-on-Sea.

Albert George Payne, 6 months, born Bexhill-on-Sea.


1911   307, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 14 years old, a Greengrocer’s Errand Boy. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Augusta, 40.

Edward, 16, an Oilman’s Shop Assistant.

Caroline, 12.

Albert, 10.

Rosamund Dorcas Payne, 7, born Heathfield, East Sussex.

Mary Elizabeth Payne, 6, born Ipswich.

Philip Payne, 4, born Ipswich.

David Payne, 3, born Ipswich.


Alfred attended Nacton Road School, Ipswich.


Alfred’s father, Edgerly, aged 39, arrived on the 15th May 1909, at Quebec, Canada. He had travelled 3rd Class on the ‘Empress of Britain’. Occupation a Builder. Religion – CofE.


On the 30th March 1912, 41 year old, Edgerly arrived at the Port of Liverpool. He had travelled 3rd Class, from St. John’s New Brunswick, on the ‘Empress of Ireland’ of the Canadian Pacific Line. He was a Stonemason.


Immigrated to British Columbia in 1912.

Alfred is remembered on Alan Road Methodist Church Memorial

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