Rank or Title

Employer

Great Northern Railway

Service Number

34011

Place of Birth

Hadstock
United Kingdom

World War I Address

89 Warwick Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Belgium

Grave Location

Grave location no longer known
Belgium

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte Albert Edward Swann

Pte Albert Edward Swann, 34011, 1/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres on October 4th, 1917. He was aged 28 and had been in the Army just over eight months.

In a letter to his widow, Capt E. J. Nicholls said Pte Swann went over in an attack north-east of Ypres. He was reported missing after the engagement, and his body was subsequently found and buried.

Born in Hadstock, Essex, Albert Swann married Bertie King Taylor in Luton in 1912. They had two children and at the time of Albert's death his widow was living at 89 Warwick Road, Luton. She remarried in 1919 and moved to Essex.

At the time of the 1911 Census, Albert was lodging in Langley Road, Luton, and was employed by the Great Northern Railway.

Individual Location

Pte Albert Edward Swann

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