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Private Albert Cave

22441 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

kerbstoneSon of Mr Henry & Mrs Mary A Cave

Aged 23 years

Died 17th August 1916

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Pier & Face 11A & 11D
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave E.1172

footstoneBorn and enlisted at Rushden. Brother of Herbert Bryant.

From the Burnt Records, Peter Inns & Kay Collins

Son of Henry Cave of 24 Oswald Road, Albert enlisted on 6th November 1915 aged 22 years and 1 month. He worked as a shoe hand, was 5' 5½" tall, weighed 112 pounds, chest 33" (2" expansion), and was of fair physical development.

On 21st April 1916 he joined the 7th Battalion and was posted to France on 29th March 1916. He was posted as missing on 17th August 1916 and was later deemed to have been killed in action on that day.

The Rushden Echo Friday 15 September 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier Injured - Private Albert Cave - News Wanted

Mr and Mrs H Cave, of 24, Oswald-road, Rushden, have received news that their son, Pte Albert Cave, 22441, Northants Regt, was wounded in action on Aug. 17-18, but no information is given as to his whereabouts. Any news would be welcomed by Pte Cave's parents.

[repeated on 29 September, 6,13 and 17 October, 18 December]

The Rushden Echo Friday 27 July 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier's Fate - Death of Pte Albert Cave

Mr and Mrs H Cave, of 24 Oswald-road, Rushden, have now received official news concerning their son, Albert, who has been missing since August 18th, 1916. He was 23 years of age, and was one of Captain Stocken's recruits. Before enlisting he worked for Messrs. Allebone and Sons, boot manufacturer.

Mr and Mrs Cave have three other sons with the Forces - Pte G Cave, who has been a prisoner in Germany for nearly three years; Pte A Cave, RAMC; and Pte H Cave, Beds Regiment. The two latter are in France.

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