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23 Aug 1917
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Pte Alfred Scales, 89760, 44th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on August 23rd, 1917, of wounds received in action in Flanders. He was aged 36 and left a widow and six children, the youngest (Cissie) born just five days before his death.
Alfred had joined the R.A.M.C. at the Grove Road depot in Luton in September 1914. He was drafted to France in February 1917. He had been taken to the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, where he died from wounds to the legs and an arm.
A prize-winning athlete born in Harpenden, Alfred Scales was employed as a hat machinist by Coleman & Corley, of 1 Old Bedford Road, Luton. His family were living at 66 Dudley Street, Luton.
He married Luton girl Annie Elizabeth Stanbridge in Luton in 1901. His eldest child, also Annie Elizabeth, was born the following November, followed by Alfred (February 1904), William Onias (August 1906), Clara Helen (May 1911), George (September 1914) and Cissie (August 18th, 1917).