Private Albert Toone 29806

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Name:  Private Albert Toone 29806

Date of Birth:  September 1890


Parents:Woodbine Cottage, Forest Gate, Anstey

Albert: Wortley Cottages, Elmesthorpe

Parents Names: 

Albert (Boot and shoe packer)


Occupation before the war:   Bricklayer

Siblings Names:

Emma b.1883  |  Sarah Hannah b1885  |  Annie Mary b.1887 d. 1918

Evelyn b.1889  |  Wilfred b.1895

Date Died:   


Age:  27

Place of Death:   In the field in France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Tyne Cot Mem., Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cause of death:   Killed in action



Durham Light Infantry


British War medal

Victory Medal

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

  • Enlisted 16.8.1916
  • Height 5’6” and weighed 132lbs.
  • Albert refused permission to be vaccinated.
  • He said he had previously served with the 4thLeicester Regiment
  • Living at Wortley Cottages, Elmesthorpe when he enlisted.
  • Married Leah Smith 3.4.1915
  • Children: Lawrence Kenneth b.18.10.1915 and Albert William b.26.1.18
  • Albert was admitted to the 7 Canadian Hospital, Etaples, France on 5.10.1917 suffering from a gunshot wound in his back.
  • Wife and children were living at 44, Dannett Street, King Richards Road, Leicester when he died.
  • Sister, Evelyn, married George Pollard, who survived WW1