2nd Lieutenant Albert Liversedge

2nd Lieutenant Albert Liversedge

Born. 1st July 1893.
Died of Wounds. 2nd July 1916, Aged 23

Eldest son of Albert Liversedge a bottlemaker* by trade, and his wife Ann, of 39 Newport Street, Jack Lane, Hunslet Road, Leeds.

He was educated at Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury, Yorkshire where he gained a scholarship to the Leeds Higher grade school and then studied to become a teacher at Leeds Training College. At the outbreak of the war he was teaching at Hunslet Moor School, Leeds.

He enlisted with the "Pals" as a Private in September 1914 and because of his academic background was immediately promoted to Sergeant. His commission back into the battalion as a 2nd Lieutenant came on 26th June 1915.
Attached to the Machine Gun Section, he served with the Leeds Pals throughout their stay in Colsterdale, Egypt and France.

On July 1st, his birthday, he was severely wounded and like many of his comrades died the following day.

His grave is in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1.

* The art of bottlemaking must have been a Liversedge family tradition, as his grandfather Albert was also a bottlemaker.

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