Albert was born in 1891 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was the youngest of seven children born to John Kent (1854-1928) and Marianne Kent (formerly Mary Ann May, née Basford).  Albert attended the Wesleyan Sunday School in Hobson Street, Cambridge and in 1900 he was awarded a silver star for his studying at their ceremony.  His siblings (William and Ruth) were awarded special certificates for their studying at the same ceremony.  In 1911 Albert was still living at home with his parents and five of his six older siblings.  He was working as a tailor.  When war broke out Albert enlisted at Cambridge as Private 26295, Bedfordshire Regiment.  At some point he transferred and became Private 26051, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.  He was killed in action on 3 September 1916.  He was commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.  As well as being commemorated on this family grave he was commemorated on the Cambridge Guildhall War Memorial and at Ely Cathedral.

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Kent grave
Kent monument

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.201670, 0.13811408 – click here for location

Parish : Holy Trinity

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Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project

www.roll-of-honour.com

Census: 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 10 November 1916

 

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Albert James Kent