PRIVATE Alfred Paul. 15/708

PRIVATE Alfred Paul. 15/708

Born Leeds 1893

Died of Wounds, Leeds.

Alfred Paul was the only son of Robert the manager of a local engineering works and Martha Paul of 181, Dewsbury road, Leeds.
At the outbreak of war he was woring as a Drapers assistant in a local store.
He volunteered to join the Pals on September the 5th 1914, serving as a platoon bomber with number 9 Platoon of C company in Colsterdale Egypt and France.
On the 1st day of the July 1916 battle of the Somme C Company were the first over the top, Alfred was seriously wounded that day, and after evacuation to the 2nd Northern General Hospital in Leeds, died of his wounds on the 24th of July 1916.

He His buried in Holbeck Cemetery, Leeds.

His cousin Thomas who enlisted underage also served with the Pals until transfered to the 1st Battalion shortly before the Somme offensive, he died of wounds on the 22nd of September 1916. SEE Paul.T. in the soldiers lists.

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