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Albert Brill: Thursday 28th March 1918

Albert joined the Royal Sussex Regiment and became a Private in that regiment, his regimental no. was 5142. At some point, he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry) 4th  Battalion where is regimental no. was 127017.  He was killed in action and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Albert was born early 1896 in Wandsworth and lived at 81 Beechcroft Road.  His parents were Albert, a scaffolder/builders’ labourer, and Emily Ann. He was baptised at Holy Trinity on 5 April 1896 and had a brother George, also baptised at Holy Trinity on 6 March 1898. The family lived at 7 Langroyd Road when the children were born and had moved to 31 Brenda Road by 1901.  By 1911 the family were in Beechcroft Road and both brothers were errand boys.