Albert Poole Serving with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Albert was killed in action in France

Albert served with the 17th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, his number was 55495.

This Battalion was part of the 128th Brigade, 43rd Division, later the 113th Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division. It is not known when Albert enlisted, but he may have seen action in Mametz Wood in 1916, before moving to the Somme in 1917.

Albert was killed in action in France. His mother received a letter informing her of Albert’s death. The letter had no further details about how Albert had died and did not say where he was buried.

What is known is that in July 1917 the village of Boesinghe faced the German front line over the Yser canal. The Battle of Pilckem Ridge pushed the German front line back and Artillery Wood, which is to the east of the canal, was captured by the Guards Division.

According to Burial Documents Albert was killed in action on 17th July 1917. He is buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Albert was 21 years old.



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