Private Albert Rolfe

Rank or Title

Date of Death

1 Aug 1916


Luton Hoo Estate

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

33 Russell Rise
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 24th August 1916
Pte Albert Rolfe


Pte Albert Rolfe, 18312, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died on August 1st, 1916, from wounds sustained in action on the Somme. He had been in France since July 27th, 1915.

Born in Chesterton, near Cambridge, he had joined the Army in December 1914, and before enlistment was employed on the Luton Hoo Estate. He was included on a Luton Hoo roll of honour provided by Lady Wernher's agent, Mr James Baker, that was published in The Luton News in July 1915. In that he was listed as Pte R. Rolfe, Beds Regt.

Official intimation of Pte Rolfe's death was received by his wife Jennie (nee Burrows) at 33 Russell Rise, Luton, on August 18th, 1916, just days after his last letter to her arrived. The couple had married in October 1913 in Berkhamstead.

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Pte Albert Rolfe

Author: Deejaya

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