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Rev Edward Constable ALSTON [3752]
(1816-1871)
Harriet RACKHAM [3866]
(1813-1852)
Edward ROBINSON [27013]
Arthur Richard ALSTON [3869]
(1841-1884)
Kate Emily Allcock ROBINSON [3870]
(1854-1943)

Alfred Arthur Freeborn ALSTON [3872]
(1878-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Beatrice Martha Jane MOTT [27015]

Alfred Arthur Freeborn ALSTON [3872]

  • Born: 20 Apr 1878, Mysore India
  • Christened: 29 Aug 1878, St Mark Bangalore India
  • Marriage (1): Beatrice Martha Jane MOTT [27015] on 30 Dec 1914 in Maidstone Registry Office KEN
  • Died: 3 May 1917, in action France aged 39

bullet   Another name for Alfred was Dilly.

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bullet  General Notes:


Alfred was a private No. 23279 East Surrey Regiment 7th Bat in the Great War. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. His date of death was 3 May 1917. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial France.

His name is the first recorded on the Great War Memorial in Staplehurst Church, Kent.

Images courtesy of Christopher Browning - 2018

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bullet  Other Records



1. Alfred Arthur Freeborn Alston: Service Record.
Wearing the armband of the "Derby Scheme".
A First World War volunteer scheme which issued an armband worn with civilian clothes by men who had formally attested for Army service. The scheme, which was introduced in October 1915 by Lord Derby, Director General of Recruiting, represented a final attempt to avoid full conscription.
See <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF2rwUhT4So>

Also his Service Record



2. Alfred Arthur Freeborn Alston: Images.
Bowls game - Alfred on the right


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Alfred married Beatrice Martha Jane MOTT [27015] [MRIN: 9705], daughter of Joseph Owen MOTT [27016] and Eliza POXON [27017], on 30 Dec 1914 in Maidstone Registry Office KEN. (Beatrice Martha Jane MOTT [27015] was born on 5 Jun 1889 in Hawkhurst KEN and died on 18 Apr 1973.)


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