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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
Date of Death 19th December 1915
Place of Death Near Ypres, Belgium
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, nr Poperinghe, Belgium. Grave: II. B. 12A
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