Grover, A P
ALBERT PHILLIP GROVER
Remembered with honour Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial: Face 25; buried Port Blair Cemetery: Plot 1, Grave 177.
He attested in the Territorial Force, 1 years service in the U.K., and enlisted 12 October 1914 in Marylebone, London: aged 38, of London N.W. He was formerly 6309 18th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles), and had previously served in the Royal Navy. He embarked from Devonport 25 November 1915 and disembarked India 5 January 1916. He was entitled to the British War medal [recorded as Alfred], and died at the Station Hospital, Port Blair, of an abscess on the liver. A post-mortem was held 17 July 1916.
Son of the late George and Hannah/Ann (nee EDWARDS) GROVER; husband of Dorothy Maud JOHN (formerly GROVER, nee PAGE) of Marden, Kent.
His parents married 1865 in the Brentford, Middx, district. George died 1885 aged 72; Hannah died 1897 aged 63; both in the Croydon, Surrey, district.
Albert was born 1875 in Marylebone, and baptised 25 July 1875 at St Barnabas’, Marylebone. He married 10 February 1907 at Emmanuel, Maida Hill, London; they had five children. He resided in London N.W. Dorothy remarried 1917 in the Wandsworth, London, district to William JOHN, and died 27 September 1972 in Dartford, Kent, aged 84.
On the 1881 Census, aged 6 he lived in Penge, Kent, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1891 Census, aged 17 he still lived in Penge, with his widowed mother and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, an able seaman aged 25, he was aboard H.M.S. Minerva stationed in Gibraltar. On the 1911 Census, an engineer’s labourer aged 34, he lived in Lissom Grove, London, with his wife and three children.
Unit18th (London) Battalion
Date of death17/07/1916
Age at death40
Place of death
NotesAlbert is possibly the A P GROVER commemorated at Christ Church
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