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Alfred Edmund Kingshott

Alfred Edmund Kingshott was a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion (Territorials), the Northumberland Fusiliers. His service number was 203318.

Alfred was born on 12th September 1884 in Mile End, London. He was the second son of Albert Kingshott and his wife Annie nee Parfect.


At the time of the 1901 census, Alfred was employed as an Account Book Letterer and was living at 28 Palm Street, Bethnal Green, London.


On 10th January 1909, at Saint Simon Zelotes, Bethnal Green, London, Alfred married Emma Mary Estall. 


Between 1909 and 1914 they had four children: Alfred Martin Edward Norman Kingshott, William George Kingshott, Lily Annie Kingshott and Emma Marie Kingshott.


During the Great War the family lived at 33 Usk Street, Bethnal Green, in the East End of London.


Unfortunately, Alfred's service record does not survive so details of his military service are not known.


Alfred was killed in action on 26th October 1917 at the age of 32. His body was never found and lies beneath the mud of Flanders. He is commemorated at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. His medal index card records that he is "presumed dead".

Alfred was my 3rd cousin three times removed. He was posthumously awarded the British War and Victory medals.

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