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Date of Death
4 Oct 1917
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
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.