Albert Edward Lake

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Informations générales

Maître constructeur

Informations service militaire

New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
 —  Canterbury Regiment, 1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Jubilee Croft, Beselare, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: XXI
Rangée: C
Tombe: 7

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Serjeant Albert Edward Lake was born on 13th of March 1881 in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty (New Zealand). He was married to Sarah Ann Bernard, which whom he had one daughter called Ruby Evelyn. Before he enlisted in the army, he worked as a master builder. When he enlisted on 22nd August 1916 he joined the 1st Battalion Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Division.

After the Third Battle of Ypres, the New Zealand Division was stationed in the line in and around the Polygon Wood area. In the beginning of December, an attempt was made to capture the Polderhoek Chateau to improve their positions and take the high points of the area from the enemy. They made some small gains, but suffered very heavy casualties. They were able (during the attack) to move the line slightly forward and to avoid further losses it was decided that they would hold and consolidate that new front line.

On the night of 22nd/23rd December the 1st Bn. Canterbury Regiment relieved the 3rd Bn. Canterbury Regiment, where they were in close support to the frontline. Serjeant Lake was killed in action on the 24th December while holding the line. He was originally buried near Jubilee Croft (J.11.a.40.80). After the war he was reburied at Buttes New British Cemetery.

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