Bandsman
Albert James ‘Jim’ Elstow

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About Albert James

  • Name
    Albert James
  • Initials
    AJ
  • Surname
    Elstow
  • Date of Birth
    28 July 1892
  • Birth town
    Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Resided town
    Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
    English
  • Place of death
    Wellingborough
  • Date of death
    March 1973
  • Married
    yes
  • Occupation
    Assistant Grocer

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
    200692
  • Rank
    Bandsman
  • Regiment
    Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Battalion
    2/4th

Biography

Albert James Elstow was born in Wellingborough in July 1892, to parents Samuel and Harriet. On the 1911 Census, the family were living at 68 Lister Road Wellingborough and Albert is listed as ‘Jim’, perhaps his preferred family name. His father was a boot finisher in the shoe industry, a common occupation for this area. Albert was an assistant grocer with the local Co-Operative Society.

Service records could not be found but it is known Albert enlisted into the 2/4th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment who were located near Thetford, Norfolk before moving to Harrogate, Yorkshire around the time of his visit to Peterborough on 19 June 1916. http://www.1914-1918.net/northants.htm

Albert married Maud Bryant in September 1916 but there is no record of any children. He was discharged in March 1919 and returned to Wellingborough. A reference to him was found in the Northampton Mercury in 1937, when he was the proposer of Robert William Pym for the position of Justice of the Peace in Wellingborough.

In 1939, Albert and Maud were living at 50 Nest lane, Wellingborough.  Albert was the manager of a Co-operative store grocery department.  He died in Wellingborough in 1973, aged 80.

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