ALFRED GREGORY

 

Born: 1891, Marylebone, Middlesex.

Died: 24th April 1915; age: 23; died from wounds received in action at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital.

Residence: Paddington, London.

Occupation: Messrs. Francis and Sons, 27 – 28, Charterhouse Square, London.

Date of Entry Therein: 24th September 1914.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 9846.

Regiment: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Military funeral service held on Wednesday, 28th April 1915, conducted by the Reverend Charles Howard, Curate of St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.

 

Grave Reference:

D.18.9.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   12, Wheatstone Road, Kensington, Middlesex.

 

Alfred was 9 years old and living with his father, sister, stepmother & stepbrother.

John Nicolas Gregory, 45, a Patent Medical Warehouseman – Messrs. Francis and Sons, born Marylebone, Middlesex.

Edith Gregory (nee Harris), 30, born Faversham, Kent.

Ada Elizabeth Gregory, 13, born Marylebone.

John Nicolas Gregory, 6, born North Kensington, Middlesex.

 

1911   11, Barnsdale Road, Paddington, Middlesex.

 

Alfred was 19 years old, a Seaman – Merchant Service. He was living with his father, sister, stepmother & stepbrother.

John, 55, a Warehouseman – Druggist Manufacturer – Messrs. Francis and Sons.

Edith, 40.

Ada, 23, a Packer & Sorter – Laundry.

John, 16, a Shop Assistant – a Leather Merchant.

 

Alfred’s mother was Jane Gregory (nee Jones), born 1858, Paddington, Middlesex, died 1891, Marylebone, Middlesex.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to John N. Gregory – father.

 

Evening Star –Friday, 30th April 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHThe funeral of Private Alfred Gregory, of the 1st West Yorkshire Regiment, who died at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital from wounds received in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, took place at Ipswich Cemetery on Wednesday, 28th April. The cortege started from the Hospital, consisting of a firing party, gun carriage, and about 100 rank and file from the 6th Reserve Battery R.F.A. On arrival at the Cemetery, the service was conducted by the Reverend Charles Howard, of St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich. The coffin was of polished elm, with black fittings, the breastplate reading: – “Private A. Gregory, died April 24th 1915, aged 23 years.” The mourners were: – Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (father and stepmother), and Mr. and Miss Gregory (sister and stepbrother). Amongst the floral tributes were the following: – The staff at Messrs. Newbury and Sons, Charterhouse Square; Messrs. Francis Newbury and Sons, and O.C., N.C.O.’s, and men of the 6th Battery R.F.A. Ipswich. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, of St. Matthew’s, under the supervision of Mr. P. Hastings.

 

Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!
Scroll to Top