Albert Woodford


The 1901 census shows Thomas Woodford a master butcher and his wife Jane living in High Street, West Haddon with their 4 sons and 3 daughters.   Albert at that time was aged 4.

He was born on in West Haddon on 21/7/1986 and baptised on 4/10/1896.

The 1911 census shows Jane, aged 47, as head of the family with Edward (Albert) aged 14, an errand boy at The Vicarage and Frances Emily aged 12.   Thomas the father died aged 51.

His attestation was approved on 7/8/1915 joining the  Royal Garrison Artillery on a short service engagement.   Regimental number was 58188.

He married Cecilia North at Long Grendon, Buckinghamshire on 27/11/1918.

Albert was discharged on 17/2/1919 being physically unfit for further service.

Jim Blakey

21st November, 2016