Fillery, Alfred John

Dates: 1891-1919

War Service: Alfred John Fillery served as a Lance Corporal in the Military Police Corps and his service number was P/6390. He died on 18th February 1919 at 9.15pm at Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol. His wife was with him when he died. He had been ill with influenza and pneumonia for 6 days. He was 28 years old.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: Alfred John Fillery was born on 29th March 1891 at 192 Grange Road, Bermondsey. He was baptised on 29th May 1891 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Bermondsey. At the time of his baptism the family were living at 192 Grove Street.

Alfred's parents were James William and Hannah Elizabeth Fillery. He had seven brothers James William, George Henry, Joseph Samuel, Henry Edgar, Bertie Leonard, Ernest Augustus and Charles. He also had three sisters Effield Charlotte, Maud Louisa and Lily Beatrice. Another two siblings, Hannah and James, both died in infancy in 1883. His brother, Charles Walter, died on 17th April 1918 while serving as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery and his service number 172742.

Alfred started at Canterbury Road School, Lewisham on 15 January 1900 when the family were living at 26 Sherratt Street, Deptford.

In 1911 he was recorded living with his parents and siblings at 47 Paulin Street, Grange Walter, Bermondsey and he was employed as a lifts man at Bakerloo station.

He married Edith Ellen Manning on 4th April 1915 at Christ Church, Camberwell. They had a son Alfred David born 29th August 1918.

Alfred enlisted with the military on 21st July 1917 from the Army reserve. At the time of his enlistment his occupation was given as, bullet washer and he was living at 61 Upcot Street, Deptford. He was described as being 5ft 61/2 inches tall and weighing 140lbs. Following his death amongst his effects were two wallets, two belts, a white handkerchief, a parcel, a fountain pen and 7 1/2d stamps and 12 1d stamps, keys and shoulder titles.


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