ALCOCK, James Alfred

Rank: Rifleman

Year of death:

Date of birth: 1875, Skelton, York

Date of death: CWGC 17 Sept 1916 (headstone says killed1 Sept 1916 Flers) 21st battalion was involved in the Battle of Flers mid September. Relieved 16th Sept 1916

Place of death: Flers

Service number: C12307

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps (21st battalion)

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal

Cemetery location: Manor Road, Section L

Where remembered?:
Grave Pier and Face 13A and 13B Thiepval Memorial
(www.cwgc.org)
Scarborough War Memorial (www.genuki.org.uk)

Biographical Information

Father William Alcock Mother Mary Ann Alcock
Married to Florence Watson 1906 (Scarborough)
Son Percy William born 19 Oct 1907

Enlisted Scarborough 15 Nov 1915
21st battalion (The Yeoman Rifles) was relieved after Battle of Flers on 16th September 1916.  See War diaries King’s Royal Rifle Corps (online at Ancestry.co.uk)

Inscription

Au revoir ma Cherie/In affectionate Memory of/Mary Ann/the dear wife of/ William Alcock/entered the homeland/May 26th 1918/aged 65/Till we meet again/Also Gnr Alfred J Alcock/(Kings Royal Rifles)/son of the a bove/killed at Flers, France Sept 1st aged 31

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