Albert Edward Varker

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Walworth, Surrey, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Whitehall, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Lancashire Fusiliers, 20th Bn. (4th Salford)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Houthulst Forest, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 59

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

Private Albert Edward Varker served in the Lancashire Fusiliers, 20th (Service) Battalion (4th Salford), part of the 104th Brigade, of the 35th Division.
On the 23rd of October 1917, the Battalion was located near les 5 Chemins just south of the Houthulst Forest. They occupied these positions on the previous day. On the 23rd the Battalion was ordered to raid a couple of huts (at coordinate V.1.a.) in the Houthulst Forest. Three men were tasked to go forward as scouts. They surprised a German machine gun post and bayonetted the machine gunner. When they returned to the rest of the Battalion, the patrol brought back the machine gun and four unwounded prisoners of the Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 119. However, as they went back, the German line sent up SOS signals and opened up heavy artillery fire. Machine guns were firing from both flanks and from the huts. As a result, considerable casualties were made.
Private Albert Edward Varker was killed in action on the 23th of October 1917, at Houthulst Forest. It is highly likely that he fell during the raid, while returning to the British line. His remains were never identified. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
Sources utilisées
War Diary Lancashire Fusiliers, 20th (Service) Bn.
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