- 224 pages
- Bringing Uncle Albert Home: A Soldier's Tale
- David P. Whithorn
- 24 May 2018 David P. Whithorn
Albert HomeKindle #210Private Albert Turley was just an ordinary British soldier of the First World War He died on the Somme for King and Country He didn't win any medals for gallantry and has no known grave Like thousands soldiers whose names fill local war memorials the length of the country, he left neither letters nor diariesfrom which to reconstruct his story This book describes one man's search for the story of his distant relative, describing Private Turley's Bringing UnclePDFactive service with the rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment that led to his death in one of the most infamous battles of the twentieth century David Whithorn's painstaking reconstruction of Albert's story from surviving records and histories led to a pilgrimage following his footsteps to the Somme hillside where he fell in AugustWhat sets this book apart from the many others written about the soldiers and campaigns of the First World War is its dual function as Uncle Albert HomeMOBI #245both tightly focused history of the rd Worcestershire and a detective story that eventually reveals what happened to Private Albert Turley.