Albert Windust

Date of birth:                      1886
Place of birth:                    St. Mary’s, Southampton
Service No.:                       203485
Rank:                                     Private
Regiment / Division:      Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                            2nd Battalion
Died:                                      25th August 1918 aged 32 years
Death Location:                France/Flanders

Life before the War
Albert was born in 1886, St. Mary’s Southampton.  His parents were Edward William and Annie, nee Lacey, who married in 1878.  Edward was born 21st April 1857, baptised 28th June 1857 and died 1943.  Annie was born 1858 and died 1912.

Albert’s 8 siblings were:

Edward William    1880 – 1950
Ethel Eliza               1882
Arthur George       b. 14.9.1884, baptised 28.11.1884, d.1864
Walter                       1885 – 1901
Alfred                        1890
Herbert                     1892 – 1981
Elsie Irene               1896 – 1952
Violet Ellen             1899 – 2002

The family lived at the same address from at least the 1891 census through to Albert’s death in 1918.

Albert’s father was a Pressman in the Oil Mills throughout his life.  In 1901 his brother Edward was a Stoker in the Railway, sister Ethel was a Domestic Servant and Arthur, aka George, was an Errand Boy.

In 1911 Albert’s brother Arthur was employed a Cooper in the Oil Mills, Albert was a Wood Machinist, Alfred was a Hammer Man in Ship Building and Herbert was a Peaver in the Oil Mills.

War Service
Albert enlisted in Southampton joining the 2nd Battalion.  His rank was Private and Service Number was 203485.

On 25th August 1918 he was killed in action.

Albert is Remembered with Honour at the Borre British Cemetery, France.

He was entitled to the Victory and British Service Medals.  His Medal Rolls show that he had also served with the Royal Engineers regimental number 510.

National Probate Calendar:
“Windust Albert of 202 Northam Road Southampton private 2nd Battalion Hamsphire Regiment died 25 August 1918 in France Administration (with will) Winchester 5 August 1919 to Edward William Windust pressman oil mills. Effects £227 5s 10d.”

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