Private Albert Ernest Bithrey

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 Jul 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

192 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 25th July 1918
Pte Albert Ernest Bithrey

Pte Albert Ernest Bithrey, 41546, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on July 1st, 1918, according to military records.

However his lieutenant wrote to Albert's mother in Luton: “On the night of 29th June he was acting as platoon gunner, and sitting next to me when a shell pitched on his packs and killed him instantly. His body was brought down and buried in a cemetery behind the lines, and a proper memorial has been put up to his memory.”

Albert was born in Islington, London, in 1898, the son of Ellen and the late Edward Bithrey. By 1911 schoolboy Albert and his mother, plus brother Edward and sister Winifred, were living at 192 North Street, Luton.

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Pte Albert Ernest Bithrey

Author: Deejaya

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