Pedley, Albert

Albert Pedley, Corporal 14062, 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died of dysentery 26th September 1916 in Salonika, Greece, aged 28



Of 40 Charlotte St, Macclesfield.



The death of Corporal Pedley was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 20 October 1916:

DIED IN SALONICA – Official news has come to hand that Corporal Albert Pedley, of the Cheshire Regt, son of Mr Fredk. James Pedley, Charlotte Street, Macclesfield, died of dysentery on September 26th, in the General Hospital, Salonica.

The late Corporal Pedley was born in Macclesfield 26 years ago, and was educated at Lord Street Day School… He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, being at the time employed at Messrs Lonsdale and Adshead’s Brewery. He was first drafted out to France, where he remained four months, and then was sent ot Salonika. His brother, F J Pedley, completed twelve years’ service with the colours last March, having been out to France. A brother-in-law, Private Samuel Batty, is in training with the Cheshires.




Corporal Albert Pedley is buried in Grave Ref. 476. in the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece (formerly known as the French and English Cemetery). The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Corporal Albert Pedley.

In Macclesfield, Corporal Albert Pedley is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church, and St George’s Church war memorials, and the Ancient Order of Foresters roll of honour.




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