Alfred Harold William Palfery.

. Alfred was born in Wellington, Somerset in 1892, noted as being the Son of Alfred C. C. and Sophia Palfery, of Church View, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury. In the 1911 census he is noted as being an Elementary school teacher in the employ of the County Council.  At the time of his enlistment he gave his address as Saltley College, Aston, Birmingham.

He was recorded as being killed in action in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the 15 Apr 1918 at the age of 26 years

His records also state thea he had two Army numbers, 303006 & previously 4440

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The 1st battalion made a major attack under heavy fire across a canal and into a wood to find an enemy with many machine guns preparing for their own attack. Casualties were heavy.

 He was born in Wellington in 1892. His regimental numbers were shown as 4440 and 303006 in the Royal Warwickshire and he signed up in Birmingham.

The 14th Royal Warwicks had just moved back to reserve on that day in a wood. Alfred Palfery does not appear in the 14th Roll of Honour although many from his college did join it.

 

. He is cmmemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial on Panel 2 and 3.    He is also commemorated on the Baltonsborough War Memorial, Near Glastonbury, Somerset.
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22/07/2017

. . Martyn Smith