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Pte. Albert Joseph Wheatland

British Army Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment 11th Btn.

from:Croydon, Surrey

(d.7th June 1917)

I discovered my Grand Uncle, Albert Joseph whilst researching my family history, and was very touched to find that he had served and died in WW1, enlisting at Clapham. Coming from a service background myself, and with an interest in both World Wars it means a lot to me and has started a further interest in the 11th Bn, Queens Royal West Surrey Regt. I am hoping now to find out more about the battle at Messines. I am also going to look out a couple of postcards from WW1 that possibly could have come from Albert. There are also a couple of old photographs, and because I have now found out what the cap badges of the Regiment looked like, it is possible, with the aid of a magnifying glass, that I can identify if Uncle Albert is in them.

Fhiona Brett

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