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20896 Private Albert Carpenter

9th(Service) Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Oakford,Devon in 1890.

His parents were Robert Carpenter(1856-1910) and

Sarah Greedy(1860-1925). They were married in 1884.

He had 3 brothers;Arthur Charles(1885-1897),

Robert(born in 1888) and Fred(born in 1895).

He also had a sister Mary Ann(1892-1901).

In the 1891 census the family were living at Highway Cottages Oakford Devon and Albert's father was employed as a carpenter.

In the 1901 census everything was pretty much the same as ten years earlier,still living at the same address and his father was still employed as a carpenter.

By 1911 Albert had moved out of the family home and was lodging at Yeadbury Farm,Cruwys Morchard, Tiverton,where he also worked as a carter.

He enlisted in Tiverton Devon,but there is no date of his disembarkation into France.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded 2 medals;The British War Medal 1914-1918 & the Allied Victory Medal.

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