Wars Last Goodbyes
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St James Colwall

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Albert Thomas James

Their eldest son

Killed in action in France

1st July 1916 Aged 34 years

"Thy will be done"

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St James Colwall

Herefordshire

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Albert Thomas

James

1892

Ledbury, Herefordshire

1st July 1916

Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme - they left their frontline trenches at 7:40 am but lost over 80 men before the regiment had passed their own lines at Mailly. Forced to withdraw later that day as casualties mounted when they faced heavy enemy barrage and intense machine gunfire - 120 killed and missing, over 300 wounded - Albert was one of the many whose body was never discovered after the war

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Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France

First World War

Private

1st/6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Albert's body was never found

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