Village memories: Lane to Winchbottom (picture from SWOP website)
TROOPER 4176 2ND BATTALION GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGIMENT
DIED ON 24TH OCT 1918 AGED 26YRS
REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY
Albert Stallwood was born in Little Marlow C1893/4 son of John & Ann nee Keen. His father was a farmer and in 1901 the family were living at “Hard to find Farm” in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Albert had nine siblings, Sarah, Annie, William, James, Rolfe, George, Lily, Fred, and Harry. Albert was the youngest.
In 1911 Albert was the only child still living at home. His parents record having had 10 children of whom 9 are still living at that time. Albert is working on the farm with his father.
Albert married Emily Elizabeth King in 1914. They went on to have a daughter Betty Emily in 1917. Before the War Albert worked as a carman at Slough GWR station.
Albert enlisted at Windsor and records show he was originally with the 2nd Life Guards service no 4128. He saw action on the Western Front and died from wounds in France.
He is buried in Premont British Cemetery. The village of Premont was captured by the 30th American Division on 8th Oct 1918. Albert died at 55 casualty Clearing Station and was brought here. There are 536 Commonwealth casualties buried here.
The Bucks Absent Voters list for 1918 shows us that Albert’s address at this time was 13, Castle View Terrrace. Eton Wick, Buckinghamshire. He is also remembered on the Eton Wick War Memorial and the Eton Memorial Gates.
After the war his widow remarried in 1919 to Francis James Thurston.