Friday, 27 February 2015

Albert J. Caesar: a soldier remembered on the Eton Wick War Memorial

With the information about Albert Caesar on the RBWM For King and Country website we have been able to find some further information about Albert Caesar to add to the research that Frank Bond undertook in the writing of Their Names Shall be Carved in Stone.

His birth is in the register for the January to March quarter of 1884.

He was baptised at Holy Trinity, Brompton on 11th May of that year and his parents were Albert and Jane. His father is recorded as being a Corporal of Horse in the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards and at the time was stationed at the Knightsbridge barracks (also known as Hyde Park barracks).

The 1891 Census shows that the 7 year old Albert is living with his parents at the Hyde Park Barracks, Knightsbridge. His father is recorded as still being a Corporal of Horse in the 2nd Regiment of the Life Guards. He is recorded as having two sisters, Constance and Dorothy.

The 1901 census records him at the London and North Western Hotel in Lime Street, Liverpool and is an employee of the hotel. His father is recorded as working as an attendant at the Wallace Collection. He, his wife and daughters are living in Battersea.

By the time of the 1911 census Albert was a Lance Sargent in the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards. He had been married to his wife Edith for 3 years and with their two sons, John, 2 and Albert, 1 were living in South Farnborough, Hampshire.

Albert's widow, Edith remarried in 1919 to Charles Pocock and emigrated to Australia in October 1922. She died aged 36 on 9th March 1923.

Our  original article telling the story of Albert Caesar can be read here.

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