Albert George Mankelow

Date of birth:                1890Poppies
Place of birth:              Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Service No.:                  11315
Rank:                               Private
Regiment / Division: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                        11th Battalion (Service)
Died:                                  17th August 1917 aged 27 years
Death Location:            Bradford War Hospital, Yorkshire

 Life before the War

Albert was born in 1890 at Tunbridge Wells to Thomas and Amy Mankelow.  His father became the gardener at ‘Uplands’ and the family moved to ‘Uplands Lodge’, Highfield. Albert became an apprentice carpenter and joiner. Albert died of his wounds at the Bradford War Hospital, England.

Albert’s father Thomas was born in Speldhurst, Kent in 1863 and his mother Amywas from Boldre, Hampshire where she was born in 1860 and died in 1950, in the New Forest district. Thomas and Amy nee Jenvey married in the district of Lymington, Hampshire in 1889.

In the census of 1901, the family had moved to Southampton, where Albert’s sister Mabel was born in 1893. In the 1911 census she was shown as a Dressmaker.

Uplands, was one of the many country houses which dominated the Highfield area. It was also known as The Rosaries or The Rosary. The 1861 Post Office Directory shows that the house was occupied by Reverend Thomas McCalmont, a Church of England Cleric. Thomas’ third son was Mayor of Southampton in 1877. In 1913,

Uplands was put up for sale but was demolished and Taunton’s School was built in its place.

Albert entered service on 19th December 1915 and posted to France, which was his first Theatre of War.

Name: Albert George Mankelow
Birth Place: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Residence: Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks
Death Date: 17 Aug 1917
Death Location: Home
Enlistment Location: Southampton
Rank: Private
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 11th Battalion (Service)
Number: 11315
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Home

Albert was buried in the Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery, Yorkshire and is also mentioned on the Memorial in Chalfont St Giles.

Albert was entitled to the 1915 Star, General Service and Victory Medals.

George Mankelow

Researched by Becky Lonergan  October 2013.

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