Private Albert Cheesebrough
1992 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Missing in Action 25th May 1915, aged 28
Lived at 11 Bivell Street
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
Burnley Express 19/6/1915

Albert had served in the Burnley Territorials for about ten years and was a weaver at Burrows Mill in Whittlefield and left a wife and several children.He was a member of the 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment which was the local territorial battalion, which he joined in 1905. and was drafted to Egypt at the outbreak of the war from were he was sent to the Dardanelles in 1915. They landed on the beach at Gallipoli on the 10th of May 1915 from the Transport Ship HTS Haverford and were in the firing line South of Krithia by the 11th, relieving the Royal Naval Brigade. He was killed by a sniper shortly after the battle of Krithia. The name of Albert Cheeseborough is more usually associated with the famous Burnley footballer, who shared the same name as this soldier, his grandfather.

(Burnley Express 19/6/1915)

Pte. A. Cheeseborough, of 11 Bivel-street,Burnley, had served about ten years with the Burnley Territorials when, in September last, he was drafted out to Egypt with his regiment, and news has just been received by his wife that he fell during the action on June 9th in the Dardanelles. Mrs. Cheeseborough, who has several children, has had no letter from her husband since May 20th. The soldier was a weaver at Messrs. Burrows Mill in Whittlefield and was 28 years of age.





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