Private Albert Charles Pickard, 28032

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Name:   Private  Albert Charles Pickard, 28032

Date of Birth:   6.12.1890

Address:   Bradgate Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Thomas Pickard(Artificial Stone Maker)

Sarah Ann d1900

Step Mother:  Annie Haynes

Occupation before the war:   Shoe Hand

Siblings Names:

George b1882  |  Charlotte b1885 d95  |  Sarah b1870  |  Constance b1892 d93  |

Mabel b1893 d1911  |  Harold b1895 d1915  |  William b1897  |  Walter b 1899  |

Also 13 half blood siblings

Date Died:   2.11.1918

Age:  28

Place of Death:   pow ALTDAMM Berlin

Place of Burial/Memorial:   Berlin South Western Cem., Stahnsdorf, Germany

Cause of death:   Died whilst Prisoner of War


1st Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Married Emily Caroline Leake on 3rd August 1913 at the Parish Church Thurcaston.
  • They had 2 children – Gladys Lillian b, 20.10.13. Mabel Irene b1915
  • Enlisted on 13.4.1916
  • Records show multiple scabies outbreaks.
  • He was officially accepted as POW on 22.3(5) 1918
  • In 1922-23 it was decided that the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died all over Germany should be brought together into four permanent cemeteries. Berlin South-Western was one of those chosen and in 1924-25, graves were brought into the cemetery from 146 burial grounds in eastern Germany. There are now 1,176 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the Commonwealth plot at Berlin South-Western Cemetery.
  • ALTDAMM PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, 8 kilometres East of Stettin, in the Province of Pommern (Pomerania), contained the graves of 46 soldiers from the United Kingdom, three from Newfoundland and two from Canada, who died in 1915-1918.
  • Mother died in1900 in Durham probably in childbirth
  • His father remarried- Annie Haynes – in July 1901 in Stockton on Tees.
  • His Brother Harold Pickard born1895 was also killed in WW1. He was a Stoker on HMS NATAL,
  • The family story is that a bomb was left on board by a woman after a party had been held on board whilst in port. Harold’s body was never recovered.
  • He is not on the Anstey War Memorial