Death of 241570, Private Albert Herbert Entwistle

1st/5th Royal Lancaster Regiment, 3rd May 1918

Royal Lancaster Regiment Cap Badge, similar to the one which would have been worn by Albert Entwistle.

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour

An extract from De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour states:- Entwistle, Albert Herbert, Private, No 241570, 1/5th (territorial) Battalion The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) youngest son of John Thomas Entwistle, of Poulton-le-Fylde, Bricklayer, by his wife, Margaret, daughter of Elijah Simmons, schoolmaster; and brother to Private John Entwistle; born Mill Hill, Blackburn Lancashire, 26 July 1895; educated St. Chad’s School, Poulton-le-Fylde; was Yardman for Mr. Richards, Ironmonger; joined the Royal Lancaster Regiment 5 November 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 3 April, 1916, and was killed in action at Le Plantin, Festubert, north-west of La Bassee, 3 May, 1918. Buried behind the lines. A short time before his death he had given blood to save a comrade’s life, and had just returned to the front from the hospital where the transfusion had taken place.

Military

Albert Herbert Entwistle enlisted at Blackpool, Lancashire. He served within the Royal Lancaster Regiment, in the 5th Battalion, his military number being 4062, He also served in the 7th Battalion and the 5th Battalion with the new military number of 241570 . He served in the France / Belgium Theatres of War.

Albert was killed in action at Le Plantin, Festubert, north-west of La Bassee, aged 23 years on 3 May, 1918. He was buried at Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.

Family

Albert Entwistle was born on 26 July 1895.

In the 1901 Census his family was shown as living at 6 Clough Street, Bolton, Lancashire and in the 1911 Census the family is shown at 6 Burlington Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, the family were listed as:-

Mother – Margaret Simmons or Entwistle, born at Ingleton, Durham c.1863

Father – John Thomas Entwistle, born c.1861 – occupation – Bricklayer

Sister – Mary Entwistle, born at Poulton, Lancs. c.1886 – Occupation – Cotton Cleaner

Brother – Harry Entwistle born at Poulton, Lancs. c.1888

Brother – John Entwistle born at Poulton, Lancs. c.1891

Sister – Louisa Entwistle born at Bolton, Lancs. c.1897

Sister – Margaret Entwistle born at Bolton, Lancs. c.1898

Sister – Horrie Entwistle at Poulton, Lancs. c.1907

In the 1911 Census, Albert is shown as being aged 15 years and occupied as a Paper Seller.

Alberts brother John Entwistle was also killed in action on the 26 September 1917

Medals

Following his death, Albert Entwistle was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Memorials

He is honoured and remembered on the Poulton-le-Fyde War Memorial, Lancashire.

Poulton-le-Fyde War Memorial, Lancashire where Albert Entwistle is honoured and remembered – © Mike Coyle (WMR-3420)

Links to Additional Information

– Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Albert Herbert Entwistle

– WW1 Lives – John Entwistle

References

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Medal Index Card

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

1901 Census

1911 Census

Register of Soldiers Effects

Medal Roll – Royal Lancaster Regiment

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