Driver Albert Pierce

Thank you to the Friends of St. Margaret for allowing us to reproduce their research.

Albert was born at Woodmancote near Henfield, Sussex, the son of George and Alice Pierce. By the age of 15 he was living in Ockley, apprenticed to his uncle Henry Sayers who ran the Wheelwright’s shop on Ockley Green.

Albert Pierce was wounded by a shell on December 19th 1915 while serving in the Ypres Salient and died later that day in a field hospital near Lijssenthoek.

Born                            Henfield, Sussex
Lived                           Ockley, Dorking

Son of                         George and Alice Pierce

Regiment                     77th Field Company. Royal Engineers
Number                       42686

Date of Death              19th December 1915
Place of Death             Near Ypres, Belgium
Cause of Death           Died of Wounds

Age                             19

Cemetery                     Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, nr Poperinghe, Belgium. Grave: II. B. 12A

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