Private Albert Fell
240634 2nd East Lancashire Regiment
Missing in Action 23rd April 1918, aged 28
Lived at 18 Hart Street
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France
St Peters Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Lads Club Memorial
Burnley Express 11th May 1918

Albert Fell was born in 1890 the son of Margaret Fell of 18 Hart Street, Burnley and William Fell. He enlisted in Burnley in September 1914

Swimmer and Athlete Falls
( Burnley Express 11th May 1918 )

A short time ago a letter, received by a friend in Burnley from the front, stated that Pte 240634 Albert Fell of the East Lancashire Regiment whose parents reside at 18 Hart Street has been killed in action and the sad intelligence was officially confirmed last week, death being as having taken place sometime between March 21st and April 2nd. This serves to show that there was continuous fighting at that period from the commencement of the German push. The deceased who had attended St Peter’s Day and Sunday Schools, enlisted in September 1914, and going abroad on November 13th saw service in Egypt and the Dardenelles. While fighting he was wounded, and also gassed. He was an ardent sportsman, being a swimmer, football player and athlete in connection with St Peter’s, being a member of the Swimming, Football and Old Boys’ Clubs, and also the Burnley Lads Club. When St Peter’s won the Sunday School Swimming Championship he was a member of the team as also were two of his brothers. Previous to enlisting he was a weaver at Messrs J. R. Cooper’s Scar Top Mill. Besides having two brothers in the Army, the deceased had many relatives serving.”

Albert Fell was christened at St Peter’s Church on 22/1/1890. His parents were William and Margaret Fell of 4 Pilling Street. His father’s occupation was listed as miner.
Albert was admitted to St Peter’s Infant School on 7/11/1894 and lived on Norton Street. Albert was admitted to St Peter’s Mixed School on 1/2/1897 from Pickup Croft School and lived at 4 Pilling Street.

1901 Census – 22 Talbot Street – William Fell (44) coal miner hewer born Wigan, Margaret (44) cotton winder born Barnoldswick, Mary Ellen (20) cotton winder, June A. (16) cotton winder, Margaret A. (13) weaver, Albert (11) newsboy, Eliza (8) Florence (5), Robert (2), Arthur (3 months) – all born in Burnley.





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