Daniel, Alfred Austen

Dates:

War Service:
Rifleman ALFRED AUSTEN DANIEL of ‘H’ Company, 5th battalion the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) died on 25 January 1915 of wounds sustained the previous day.

He was the first Askean to die in the Great War.

He is buried in London Rifle Brigade Cemetery near Ploegsteert in Belgium.

Location of Memorial:
he is also remembered on the memorial at Haberdashers’ Aske’s school, New Cross.

He was a server at St Johns church on the Isle of Dogs and in his memory a copy in oils of the painting 'The Great Sacrifice' was placed in the church by the parishioners.

Details:
He was born in Rotherhithe. He was the the son of Herbert and Clara Matilda Daniel, of 21, Vanbrugh Hill, Blackheath. He was educated at Haberdashers' Aske’s school and London University. While at Askes he was a prefect and played cricket and football for his house. Prior to enlisting in August 1914 he worked for the Star Assurance Association.

Source:
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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