Stone, Albert


Name recorded on the Bitterne War Memorial and Southampton Cenotaph
His name was also found in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for Albert John Stone, Jul-September 1895, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 71.

In the 1901 census, Albert was living with his family in Crown Street, Portswood. This street appears to have been adjacent to Highfield Lane, in the vicinity of the current High Crown Street and contained ‘Kimbers Cottages’. His father John A. (b.1875, Southampton) was a baker and confectioners assistant. His mother was Catherine M. (b. 1870, Selsey, Sussex). There were 3 other siblings; May C. (b.1895, Southampton), Lillian A. (b.1897, Southampton) and Dorothy (b.1900, Southampton).

In 1911 the family lived at 5 roomed, 1 Rockstone Road. His mother was named as Alice Beatrice (b.1878, Wareham, Dorset) and shown as the married head (not widowed). She had been married for 18 years (although the enumerator may have corrected this to be 2 years) and the census showed her having has no children although 3 were described as present. Because of the inconsistences with previous/future information, relationships may have been incorrectly recorded. 
Albert was a horse attendant for a confectioner. Two siblings were listed as scholars; Margaret (b.1902) and Charles (b.1904).

He served as a Private in the Duke of Edinburghs, Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, service number 24469. He died of wounds on 16 Oct 1916 in France. He received the British Medal and the Victory Medal.
He was buried at DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Grave Reference: II. D. 74.

His father, John, received his medals and was living at 1, Rockstone Road, Bassett, Southampton. (Rockstone Road was renamed to Rockleigh Road when Southampton was expanded to encompass Bassett in the 1920’s).

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