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Name Jacob Aldridge
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Society Lane, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Married to Margaret with 4 children.

Unit of Service Royal Field Artillery .  A Battery, 86th Brigade.
Number and Rank 36335. Gunner.
Date & Place of Death 25th July 1916. Somme, France.
Grave Location
(if known)
 
Where Commemorated
(if known)
Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.  Thiepval Memorial.

 

Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

 

Jacob served in France and died in the Battle of the Somme.

Jacob was awarded ::   

    The 1914 - 1915 Star                               The 1914 - 18 War Medal              The 1914 -1918 Victory Medal.

 

                                                             

 

 

Other general information. online links, images etc.

 

Born in 1876 Jacob married Margaret in 1900. The Census showed him working as shipyard Labourer.

 

Jacobs birth in the Central Register in the 1st quarter of 1876.

Jacob in 11 th from the bottom in the righ hand column.

 

1881 Census and summary.

Name:

Jacob Aldridge

Age:

5

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1876

Relationship to Head:

Son (Child)

Father:

Henry Aldridge

Mother:

Annie Aldridge

Gender:

Male

Where born:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Civil Parish:

Monkwearmouth Shore

County/Island:

Durham

Country:

England

Street address:

89 New Brandling St

Registration district:

Sunderland

Sub registration district:

Monk Wearmouth

Household Members:

Name

Age

Henry Aldridge

39

Annie Aldridge

26

Thomas Aldridge

17

Margaret Aldridge

13

Mary A. Aldridge

7

Jacob Aldridge

5

Henry Aldridge

2

William Aldridge

 

 

 

 

1891 Census and summary.

 

Name:Jacob Aldridge

Age:16

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1875

Relation:Son (Child)

Father's name:Henry Aldridge

Mother's name:Anne Aldridge

Gender:Male

Where born:Sunderland

Civil Parish:Monk Wearmouth Shore

Ecclesiastical parish:All SaintsCounty

Name

Age

Henry Aldridge

52

Anne Aldridge

53

Jacob Aldridge

16

Henry Aldridge

14

William Aldridge

11

John Aldridge

9

L Aldridge

6

Robert Aldridge

4

George Aldridge

2

 

 

Jacob and Margaret's Marriage Entry in 1900.

 

 

1901 Census and summary.

This shows Jacob and his wife Margaret now living in Society Lane.

Name:

Jacob Aldridge

Age:

24

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1877

Relation to Head:

Daughter (Child)

Father:

William Ryan

Mother:

Elizabeth Ryan

Birth Place:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Civil Parish:

Sunderland

Ecclesiastical parish:

Monkwearmouth St Peter

Town:

Sunderland

County/Island:

Durham

Country:

England

Household Members:

Name

Age

William Ryan

23

Elizabeth Ryan

21

Mary I Ryan

1

Jacob Aldridge

24

Margaret Aldridge

18

 

 

1911 Census and summary.

 

Name:

Jacob Aldridge

Age in 1911:

34

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1877

Relation to Head:

Head

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Sunderland

Civil Parish:

Sunderland

County/Island:

Durham

Country:

England

Street address:

36 Society Lane

Marital Status:

Married

Occupation:

Shipyard Labourer

Registration district:

Sunderland

Household Members:

Name

Age

Jacob Aldridge

34

Margaret Aldridge

28

John Jobbing Aldridge

9

Henry Aldridge

6

Florence Aldridge

3

Luke Aldridge

9/12

 

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Below is a brief history of 86th Brigade who were part of the 19th Weastern Division.

 

86 Brigade history part of 19th Western Divison until 23 rd  jan 1917.

The 19th (Western) Division in 1914-1918

The history of 19th (Western) Division

This Division was established by the Western Command in September 1914, as part of the Army Orders authorising Kitchener's Second New Army, K2. Early days were somewhat chaotic, the new volunteers having very few trained officers and NCOs to command them, no organised billets or equipment. The units of the Division initially concentrated in the Bulford area with the infantry being at Tidworth, Ludgershall and Grately. The battalions moved into billets for the winter, in Andover, Whitchurch, Basingstoke and Weston-super-Mare. In March 1915 all units concentrated near Tidworth..

The Division was inspected by King George V on 23 June 1915. Advanced parties left for France on 11 July and the main body crossed the English Channel 16-21 July. Units initially moved to the point of assembly near St Omer.

The Division served on the Western Front for the remainder of the war, taking part in many of the significant actions:

1915
The Action of Pietre, a supporting/diversionary action during the Battle of Loos

1916
The Battle of Albert* in which the Division captured La Boisselle 
The attacks on High Wood* 
The Battle of Pozieres Ridge* 
The Battle of the Ancre Heights*
The Battle of the Ancre* 
The battles marked * are phases of the Battles of the Somme 1916

 

Below is Jacobs entitlement to his Medals The first entry shows the 1914 - 1915 Star

and the second entry the !914 - 1918 War medal and Victory Medal.

 

The Central Memorial register verifying Jacobs death.

 

 

 

Registration of Jacobs Personal effects which would have been passed to his wife.

 

 

Theipval Memorial where Jacob is remembered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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