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1 Whithorn, David P. Bringing Uncle Albert Home - A Soldier's Tale
Stroud, Gloucestershie Sutton Publishing 2003 0750932872 / 9780750932875 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. xii + 207 pages. 32 illustrations. 6 maps. Private Albert Turley was just an ordinary British soldier of the First World War. He died on the Somme for King and Country. He didn't win any medals for gallantry and has no known grave. Like thousands more soldiers whose names fill local war memorials the length of the country, he left neither letters nor diaries to tell his story. This book describes one man's determination to piece together the events that led to a distant relative's death in one of the most infamous battles of the 20th century. Whithorn reconstructs Albert's active service with the 3rd Battalion the Worcestershire Regiment, painstakingly searches for traces of Albert in surviving records and histories, culminating in a pilgrimage to the Somme hillside where Albert fell in August 1916. What sets this book apart from many others is its dual function as both a tightly focused history of the 3rd Worcestershire and a detective story. It is a compelling story and will appeal to genealogists for whom it provides a vital primer in research methods and sources of information. The significance of the book's title becomes clear as the reader accompanies the author on his journey of discovery to its simple, yet powerful, conclusion. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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