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Date of Birth
19 Jan 1896
Date of Death
26 Feb 1917
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Alfred Ernest Dyer, 10729, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on February 26th, 1917. He was aged 21.
In a letter to parents James William and Mary Ann, of Vale Cottage, Marsh Road, Leagrave, Sec-Lieut C. Reeling wrote that Pte Dyer's death was a painless one as he died instantly.
Pte Dyer was an old boy of Norton Road School who had revisited the school on December 18th, 1916 before returning to France the following month. He was wounded in the Big Push on the Somme of July 1916 and was in a Liverpool hospital for 17 weeks.
Prior to enlistment, Alfred was employed at Mr Frenay-Pirotte's dyeworks in Leagrave Road.