Huggins, A J
ALFRED JOHN (JACK) HUGGINS
Remembered with honour Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3: Plot I, Row D, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Bletchley, Bucks; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Alfred in the Uxbridge and West Drayton Gazette dated 14 September 1917.
Son of John and Margaret (nee FIELD) HUGGINS of Iver Heath, Bucks; husband of Charlotte/Lottie (nee BURNELL) HUGGINS.
His parents married 1891 in the Eton, Bucks, district. John died 1944 in the Eton district aged 81; Margaret possibly died 1950 in the West Ham, Essex, district aged 86.
Alfred was born 4 April 1892 in Iver Heath, and baptised 12 June 1892 at St Margaret’s, Iver Heath. On 24 April 1912 Alfred was appointed Police Constable 159 in the Buckinghamshire Constabulary. After initial training in Aylesbury, he was posted to Bletchley on 28 August 1912; but was released from the Constabulary under the provisions of the Police (Emergency Provisions) Act 1915. He married 30 December 1916 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts, and resided in Watford. Lottie never remarried, and died 12 March 1959 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, aged 77.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Iver Heath, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 19, he still lived in Iver Heath, with his parents and five siblings.
Date of death19/08/1917
Age at death25
Place of death
NotesAlfred is also commemorated on the grave of Lottie's brother, Private Frederick George BURNELL, in Bletchley Cemetery
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