Private Alfred Henry Willett 73616

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Alfred Henry Willett 73616

Date of Birth:  April 1893

Address:  Forest Gate, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Solomon( Shoe Riveter) d.1916

Flora d. 1910

Occupation before the war:  Shoe Clicker

Siblings Names:

Olive b.1900

Reginald b.1904

Date Died:   17.5.1918

Age:  25

Place of Death:   43, St Michael’s Avenue, Belgrave, Leicester

Place of Burial/Memorial:  E 184, Leicester (Belgrave) Cemetery

Cause of death:   Nephritis


Royal Army Medical Corps


British War Medal

Victory Medal

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

  • Enlisted 27.10.1915
  • Wounded in action (gas poisoning) on 1.9.1916
  • Discharged, no longer fit for active service on 15.12.1916, with TB and deafness in one ear.
  • On discharge, Alfred’s address given as 32, McDonald Street, Belgrave, Leicester.
  • Transferred to sanatorium in Salisbury Plain.
  • Married Hilda Worth in April 1918