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Date of Birth
Date of Death
23 Jun 1916
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Albert James William Day, T4/141062, 1st Field Supply Coy, Army Service Corps, died on June 23rd, 1916. His parents lived in Luton, but his death does not appear to have been reported in the local press.
The one reference appeared in a casualty list of Bedfordshire soldiers issued by the War Office that was published in The Luton Reporter on Monday, July 24th, 1916. That simply read, "Died - A.S.C. - 4141062 A. Day (Luton)".
One military document uses the word "drowned" and shows that his widow's name was Emily and they had children. Albert's name appears on the Luton Roll of Honour with an address given as 8 Talbot Road, Luton.
The Commonweath War Graves Commission website says he was the son of Mr and Mrs William Day, of Luton, and the husband of Emily Day, of 5 Windsor Street, Wolverton, Bucks. He was aged 54 and was buried at the Aire Communal Cemetery in France.
Family history records show that Albert was born in 1861 and married Emily Clarke on March 15th, 1880.