Albert Edward Stevens
8th Battalion South Wales Borderers
Killed in action on Sunday 9th December 1917 aged 29.
Albert was killed by a bursting shell on his way to the cookhouse in Salonika.
The Salonika Campaign of 1915-1918 in Greece and Macedonia was, like the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, an attempt by the Allies to open a second front to relieve pressure on British and French forces in Belgium and France.
He is buried in the Doiran Military Cemetery Greece.
Born in Belper in March 1888 enlisted in Derby Albert was the husband of Harriet Amelia Stevens, of New Rd. Belper they had three children Ken and Ivy and Ronald Stevens who died in 1997. His wife first received the news of his death stating that he had died in France, however this was corrected later by the Records Office at Shrewsbury with an apology from the Colonel in charge.
Albert was the son of Henry and Fanny Stevens (nee Worthy).
In 1901 Albert was an Errand Boy, however prior to enlisting he worked at Ward's Factory.
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