Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
Albert Henry Renshaw was born at Crowton, Cheshire, where he was baptised on 31 March 1985. He was the son of Samuel Renshaw, a wheelwright, and his wife Elizabeth Jane. By the time Albert was six the family had moved to Oaken, Codsall, where, in 1911, Albert was working as a domestic gardener.
Albert enlisted in about June 1915 and served with the 1/1st Staffordshire Yeomany. The battalion was sent to Salonika in October 1915 but was redirected en-route to Egypt as part of the Western Frontier Force and spent the remainder of the war in the Middle East.
The regiment's war diary records that during October 1918 many men died in hospital - presumably of the Spanish influenza. The annotation 'pneu' against Albert's date of death in the Soldiers' Effects account books suggest that he was probably one of these.
Private Albert Henry Renshaw, 300890, 1/1 South Staffordshire Yeomanry, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery.
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