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St Philip and St James Hallow

Worcestershire

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Also Albert Victor Wilding

Elder son of the above

Killed in action in France

September 25th 1917 Aged 29 years

Albert Victor

Wilding

First World War

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Private

2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

2nd November 1887

Worcester, Worcestershire

25th September 1917

29

Killed in action in the closing of the Battle of Menin Road Ridge - the 2nd Worcesters were relieving several battalions on the frontline near Menin Road/Polygon Wood and more particularly Inverness Copse (all mud, trench holes, broken trees) when the Germans counter-attacked with heavy artillery fire. When the 2nd Worcesters were withdrawn on the 28th September after four days - casualty figures were 208 other ranks from 567 and 9 officers from 21. Albert was one of those men whose body was then churned up in the mud and blood obliterated by shellfire.

Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders, Belgium

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