Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 90 to 93.
He enlisted in Bedford, and was formerly Private 21891 Yorkshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Albert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Albert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 20 April 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 29 March 1919.
Son of William and Charlotte (nee KIFF) ALLAWAY; husband of Emily Maria (nee GRAY) ALLAWAY of Watford.
His parents married 26 September 1880 at St Martin’s, Kentish Town, London. William died 1940 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 3 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Charlotte died 1947 in Watford aged 86, and was buried 8 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Albert was born 21 October 1893 in Croxley Green, Herts. He attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 7 January 1901 to 22 February 1901 when he left Watford. He married 24 January 1917 at Christ Church, Watford; and was employed by John Dickinson & Co at their Croxley Mills. Emily never remarried, she died 1944 in Watford aged 52, and was buried 12 August in North Watford Cemetery.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he was a patient in the Isolation Hospital, Watford. On the 1911 Census, a brickyard labourer aged 17, he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death21/03/1918
Age at death24
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)