Thank you to Margaret Dennis for this research.
Alfred was born in Dorking in 1881. Alfred was the son of William H. (a maltster) and Amelia J. Sargent. When he was born they lived at St Martin’s Place, Dorking. They later moved to Epsom where Alfred and his father were brickyard labourers in 1901. In 1911 the family lived at 19, Beaconsfield Cottages, Church Rd., Epsom, but Alfred had left home by then.
Devonshire Regiment 8th (Service) Battalion was formed at Exeter on 19 August 1914. They landed at Le Havre 26 July 1915, and 4 August 1915. He was killed in action on 25th September 1915.
His grave is in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France. Reference VI D4
Born Dorking, Surrey
Son of William H. and Amelia J. Sargent of St. Martin’s Place, Dorking.
Enlisted Epsom, Surrey
Regiment 8th Devonshire (Service) Battalion
Date of Death 25th September 1915
Place of Death Loos, France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Cemetery Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France