Furze, Alfred


War Service:
Captain ALFRED FURZE, 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was killed by a shell on 16 September 1916. He was commissioned in September 1914 and went to France with his battalion in July 1915. He was promoted to captain in March 1916 and shortly afterwards was appointed battalion adjutant.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL [Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.] for those missing at the Battle of the Somme

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Christ Church, Lee.

He was the second son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Furze of 8 Northbrook Road, Lee. He was educated at ‘Lindisfarne’ Blackheath and at Bradfield College, later winning a scholarship to Selwyn College Cambridge where he took his degree in 1914. An obituary appeared in The Times of 26 September 1916.

An obituary appeared in The Times of 26 September 1916.

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