Driver Alfred Shillcock

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

2 Nov 1914

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Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

5 Elveston Street
Park Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Bute Hospital
Dunstable Road
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot Y.B.36
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Driver Alfred Shillcock was born in Liverpool in 1877.

His father Joseph died before 1891, which left his mother Isabella to bring Alfred & brother Albert up. In 1891 she was 49 years old & working as a tailoress. 19 year old Albert was a tiler's labourer & Alfred, 15, was a printer's assistant. They were living in Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

Alfred married Dorothy Ann Walker in 1905 & in the 1911 census they are living at 5 Elveston Street, Park Street, Derby with their 2 children William Alfred, 5 & 1 year old Constance.

Alfred joined the 1/1st North Midlands Divisional Ammunition Column as a driver on 28th October 1914 which were based in Luton at the beginning of the war before moving on to France in February 1915.

Sadly just after 6 days of enlisting, Alfred died in Bute Hospital, Luton on 2nd November 1914.

At the time, Wardown VAD Hospital were dealing with war related wounds & injuries, whilst Bute Hospital were treating the general public & had many cases of pneumonia on their wards, so it is possible that Alfred had caught pneumonia in the short period of time he was in Luton.

He is buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.

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Author: KarenC

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