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.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and 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 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 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.
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour
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