Albert Scorey

Date of birth:          1899
Place of birth:        Southampton
Service No:             102686
Rank:                         Private
Regiment:                Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died:                           25th March 1916 aged 20 years
Death location:      France

Family life before the war
Albert Scorey was born 1899, the son of George (a dock labourer) and Jane Scorey.  In 1911 the family were living at 3 Horsemans Buildings, Southampton.  They were a large family with 6 children Eliza (15), Albert (12), Frank (10), May (8), Alice 6) and Fred (4).

Military life
Albert joined the Machine Gun Corps as a Private.  He died in battle, aged just 20, on 25th March 1918.  He is buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (grave reference II.B.11).  Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery was begun in February 1917 and used by medical units until March 1918.  The cemetery was increased after the armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of the Somme.

Gailly was the site of the 39th & 13th Casualty Clearing Stations during the first part of 1917 and the site of the 41st Stationary Hospital from May 1917 until March 1918.  The village was captured by the Germans but was retaken by Australian forces in August 1918.

Medals
Records show Albert was posthumously awarded the Victory Medal and British Medal.  At the time of Albert’s death George and Jane Scorey were living at 10 Tower Place, Bargate Street, Southampton.

 

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