Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

A E Dukes (1880 – 1917)

Albert Edward Dukes was born in Bridgnorth in 1880. He was baptised at St Leonards on 20th April, the son of George Dukes, a railway plate layer, and his wife, Caroline. The family lived in St Leonard’s Churchyard before moving to Cartway.

Albert worked for a time as a creeler at the carpet factory but he later became a postman. He married Mary Bates at Acocks Green on 9th November, 1902. The couple lived with Albert’s widowed father on Cartway. They had two children.

Albert volunteered in December 1915 aged 35. He was place on reserve but was mobilized in June, 1916, joining the 1/2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment in France on 6th January, 1917. He was killed in action on 28th January. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Private Dukes, 4405, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

[Bridgnorth Journal, February 17th January, 1917]
Mrs. Dukes, of 15 Cartway, Bridgnorth, has received official information of the death of her husband. 4405 Pte. A. E. Dukes, 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France on the 28th January.

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