Research and text by Brian Roote
Albert was born in Croydon on 1 February 1898 to Frederick and Mary Ann Greenfield who married in Brighton in 1884. His father had a Grocer’s shop in Wellesley Road. He attended Sydenham Road School prior to his admission to Selhurst on 17 January 1911. He left on 16 April 1913 and became a clerk with the LBSC Railways.
He enlisted to the 23rd Battalion, London Regiment, and was transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles. He died of wounds at 53 Casualty Clearing Station on 21 April 1917. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)
He is remembered on Selhurst Grammar School Roll of Honour (formerly The Borough Grammar School or Boys), Croydon Roll of Honour (as published in Croydon and the Great War, edited by Ald. H. Keatley Moore, 1920), Irish Roll of Honour.
His effects post war were £7 19s.10d plus War Gratuity £12 to father Frederick.