Albert William Pidgeon

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  • Born: 31 December 1889 (from baptism and Service Records)
  • Where: Tharston, Norfolk
  • Enlisted: 7 September 1914
  • Rank: Private
  • Service No.: 14693
  • Regiment: Norfolk Regiment
  • Service : 9th Battalion
  • Date of Death: 15 September 1916
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial (CWGC link)
  • Grave Ref.: Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

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Further Info:

  • Full name Albert William Pidgeon
  • Brother of Frederick, Walter and John
  • Son of Charles and Jane (nee Seaman) Pidgeon
  • 1889: birth (reg. 1890 Q1 Depwade Norfolk Vol 4B Page 246)
  • 1890: baptised at St. Mary's Church, Tharston on 23 February
  • 1891 Census: Tharston, Norfolk, age 1 (RG12 Piece 1545 Folio 128 Page 3)
  • 1901 Census: Tharston, Norfolk, age 10(RG13 Piece 1862 Folio 126 Page 3)
  • 1911 Census: Tharston, Norfolk, age 20, bricklayer's labourer (RG14 PN11462 RD230 SD3 ED8 SN95)
Quote from the Roll of Honour website ...

Private 14693, 9th (Service) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born 31 December 1890 in Wacton, Norfolk, enlisted Norwich. Resident Long Stratton. Son of Robert Pidgeon, of Wacton. Attested 7 September 1914 at Norwich. His address was c/o Mrs Elizabeth Great, of Tharston, nr Long Stratton, Norfolk. Posted 12 September 1914. In the 1911 census he was the head of the family, aged 20, a Bricklayer's Labourer, born Tharston, resident Highfield Cottages, Tharston, Long Stratton, Norfolk; living with him was his brother Jack. In the 1901 census he as aged 10, son of Charles and Jane Pidgeon, born Tharston, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; he had four brothers Arthur, Frederick, Walter and John. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

Brothers Frederick, Walter and John also fought in the war, all surviving. There may be some confusion in the above text and will be corrected when known for certain.

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