Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Edwards Albert Edward
Regiment/Catrawd: 9th Bn The Loyal North Lancs Reg
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 41320 (Training btn 3902)
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 5.E.8
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Died as a prisoner of war 2nd September 1918
The 1911 census puts the family in 83 High St Mold. Albert Edward was an 11 year old schoolboy. The father, John Thomas was a 40 yr old widower and he was a carter as was his eldest son George Noel. There was a three year old daughter Winifred and a servant with the wonderful name of Kitty Twigg.
Albert’s war records survive,(accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk) and show that on the 21st December 1918 his father received a letter from Pte John Gardiner from Newcastle upon Tyne telling him that his son had died of general weakness on the 2nd September 1918. He was a prisoner of war in a camp at Crecy were he was buried in the cemetery. His body was later moved to the communal cemetery at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension.