Maunton, Albert


War Service:
Corporal G/934 ALBERT MAUNTON of 6th battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 3 July 1916, aged 31.

At 3.15am on 3 July, the third day of the Battle of the Somme, 6/RWK attacked a salient in the German lines near the village of Ovillers. Although many were killed before reaching their objective a significant number entered the German front line and held out there for much of the day, until forced to fall back. Of the 617 officers and men from the battalion who had gone into the attack, 375 became casualties.

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

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the Sydenham South Suburban Gas Works war memorial.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maunton of 7, Aylesbury Road, Bromley, Kent and husband of M. Steer (formerly Maunton), of 31, Albert Road, Penge.

Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914 –1919 by C T Atkinson

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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