Adey, Albert

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 26
Date of birth: c1892

Parents: George and Mary Ann Adey
Wife: Mary Clara Adey
Address: 6 Garden Row, Emscote

Occupation: Shedman for the Great Western Railway Company

Albert Adey was born in Reading in Berkshire, one of eleven children.  His father George, was a Railway Signal Fitter.  His mother was called Mary and she died in 1908.

By 1911, Albert was the eldest of the remaining five children who were living at home at 84 Castle Street, Reading.  He is shown as ‘helping his father.’  The GWR pay records around that time also show Albert working as a Shedman at Reading Station.

In March 1918 Albert married Mary Clara Taylor in Aston, Birmingham just two months before he was killed in action.

Mary Clara completed a Shrine Slip for her husband, showing that he was 26 at the time of his death:






Mary Clara married Reginald Williams in 1928 in Warwick.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 8718
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Brigade/Division: 5th Brigade, 2nd Division
Date of death: Wednesday, May 01, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

Albert enlisted on 29th November 1914.



  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Shrine Application Slip courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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