Thank you to John Callcutt for letting us reproduce the following information, taken from his book: A Village at War. Newdigate in World War One.
Albert Tyler was born at Greenwich on the 1st February 1893 and was the only son of Colonel Henry Edward Tyler of the Royal Engineers and his Irish wife Martha Frances. He grew up at Sandown on the Isle of Wight before moving to Wetherden, Warwick Bench, Guildford. His grandfather was Sir Henry Whatley Tyler also of the Royal Engineers so he grew up within a family steeped in army tradition. He was educated at Charterhouse School, became a gentleman cadet at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on the 19th July 1912. Known as Bi, he served with the 11th Field Company and on the 26th October 1914 they were assisting the King’s in assaulting houses supposed to contain German machine-guns. At 5.20am this section succeeded in taking four houses on the Paschendaele-Bercelaere road. The company worked through the nights improving trenches but on the 12th November, Lieut. Tyler was killed and his friend, Lieut. Bourdillon was wounded. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres and the Charterhouse Roll of Honour. In his will he left 4032. 3s. 11d.
Born Greenwich, London
Lived Wetherden, Guildford
Son of Colonel Henry Edward and Martha Frances Tyler of Sandown, Isle of Wight
School Charterhouse School
College Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Regiment 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers
Date of Death 12th November 1914
Place of Death Paschendaele, Belgium
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Memorial Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium