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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Albert George Mortimer

Private
Grenadier Guards

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Born
Silvertown, L ondon - c. 1893
Died
France and Flanders - 1 December 1917
Age
c 24
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Grenadier Guards
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
22 Eastwood Road, North Woolwich Rd, West Silvertown London,

Albert George's story

Probably the brother of Frederick Mortimer, Albert George Mortimer served in the 4th Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.

This is the first time so far that we have found the names of two men from one family on the bells; in several cases only one of the brothers is named. But Albert and Frederick Mortimer┬áhad a third brother Henry who also died in the First World War, on 23 Mar 1918. He was apparently married just before dying. Frederick and Albert do not appear to have graves so that could possibly be why they were commemorated her, but we don’t know.

Thanks to Roger F Mortimer of the Guild of One Name Studies for identifying this man and providing details about him and his brothers.

Service Number
25932
Mother
Annie
Father
Alexander
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Unknown
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  1. Roger F Mortimer
    May 31, 2016
    4:27 pm

    Probably brother of Frederick Mortimer
    Name:
    Albert George Mortimer

    Birth Place:
    Abt 1893 Silvertown, London

    Death Date:
    1 Dec 1917

    Death Place:
    France and Flanders

    Enlistment Place:
    London

    Rank:
    GDSN.

    Regiment:
    Grenadier Guards

    Battalion:
    4th Battalion

    Regimental Number:
    25932

    Type of Casualty:
    Killed in action

    Theatre of War:
    Western European Theatre

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