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ALFRED GEORGE EAST
Remembered with honour Suez War Memorial Cemetery: Row B, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 1483 Hertfordshire Yeomanry. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914, and died at Ismalia, Egypt, accidentally killed whilst flying. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 November 1918.
Son of James and Mary Jane/Polly (nee PEDDLE) EAST.
His parents married 13 March 1887 at St Mary’s, Lambeth, London. Mary possibly died 1914 in the Camberwell, London, district aged 49; James died 24 January 1950 in Mitcham, Surrey, aged 84, and was buried 30 January in London Road Cemetery, Merton, Surrey.
Alfred was born 1890 in Rowley Regis, Staffs, and resided in Herne Hill, London.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Rowley Regis, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he still lived in Rowley Regis, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, an asylum clerk (Class II) aged 21, he was a lodger in Caterham, Surrey.
RankSquadron Quartermaster Serjeant
Date of death13/06/1918
Age at death28
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)