Aldersley, Eustace


War Service:
Private 6920 EUSTACE ALDERSLEY of 2nd battalion Honourable Artillery Company was killed on 30 November 1916 at Beaumont Hamel. He was acting as guide to a party relieving a dangerous position which could only be approached at night. He joined the HAC on 2 February 1916. One of his officers wrote: " Your son was a fine soldier, and I had picked him out for promotion at the first opportunity."

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Hilda’s church, Brockley.

He was born in Brockley on 1 February 1897, the youngest son of John Edmund and Jane Ann Aldersley, of 100, Buckthorne Rd. He was educated at Brockley Road School and Fleury’s College and was employed as a clerk with Messrs Henry Sykes, engineers, of Southwark. He was a keen footballer, also a member of the Brockley Wood Cricket Club, and was a lover of music, which he studied at the Guildhall School of Music.

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