Private Albert Edwin England

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

Albert Edwin England was born in the 3rd quarter of 1890 in Capel, Dorking, Surrey to Charles England and Catherine/Katharine/Kate England nee Dixon.

Albert’s father Charles England was born about 1862 in Stifford, Essex to agricultural labourer Hosea England and Eliza England.

Albert’s mother Catherine/Katharine/ Kate Dixon was born in the 2nd quarter of 1866 in Holdenby, Brixworth in Northamptonshire to labourer, parish clerk and outdoor servant Samuel Dixon, and Sarah Dixon. Catherine was baptised on the 1st of July 1866 in Holdenby, Northamptonshire.

Charles England and Catherine Dixon got married in the 3rd quarter of 1887 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

Albert Edwin England had 2 brothers: Francis Frederick England and George Walter D. England.

Albert Edwin England was born in the 3rd quarter of 1890 in Capel, Dorking, Surrey.

Albert Edwin England 1891 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
Albert Edwin England 1891 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

At the time of the 1891 Census, the family lived at Arnolds, Capel, Dorking. Charles was working as a gardener and Catherine was looking after their sons Francis Frederick and Albert Edwin.

Sadly, his mother Catherine died in the 1st quarter of 1899 in registration district of Dorking, leaving behind her husband Charles and three sons.

Charles remarried to Susan Maxlow on the 25th of November 1900 in Chislehurst, Kent. Susan Maxlow was born about 1865 in Shrewsbury.

Albert Edwin England 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
Albert Edwin England 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
Albert Edwin England 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
Albert Edwin England 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

By the time of the 1901 Census, the new family lived at Townshend Road in Chislehurst, Kent. Charles was working as a gardener and Susan was looking after her step sons Francis Frederick, Albert Edwin and George Walter D.. The family had also a boarder: gardener James Pearce.

Albert Edward England 1911 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
Albert Edward England 1911 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census, the family lived at 13 Townshend Road in Chislehurst, Kent. Charles was still working as a gardener as were his sons Francis Frederick and Albert Edwin. George Walter D. was a student of music. Susan was at home. The accommodation had 5 rooms.

Albert enlisted in Woolwich in Kent. At the time of his enlistment he resided at Chislehurst, Kent. He became the part of the 2nd Battalion Buffs (East Kent) Regiment. He was a private with a regimental number G/5655.

Albert disembarked on the 8th of June 1915 to France.

Albert Edwin England died on the 28th of September 1915 during the attack on Dump at Fosse 8 in the battle of Loos.

He is commemorated at the Loos Memorial in France on panels 15 to 19.

Albert Edwin England Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk
Albert Edwin England Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk

Albert’s father Charles received £4, 8s and 7d on the 14th of February 1916 and a further £3 on the 9th of August 1919 of Soldier’s Effects.

After WW1 Charles lived at 50 Longlands Road, Sidcup in Kent.

Albert Edwin England was awarded the British War and Victory medals and the 1915 Star.

Born                        Capel, Dorking, Surrey
Lived                       Chistlehurst, Kent.

Son of                     Charles and the late Katherine England

Regiment                 2nd Battalion. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Number                   G/5655

Date of Death           28th September 1915
Place of Death         Loos, France
Cause of Death        Killed in Action

Age                          25

Memorial                  Loos Memorial