ASTLEY, Albert Ernest

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ASTLEYAlbert Ernest1894-04-14Birmingham, EnglandDOMINION19039Barnardo Homes1916-01-26Hamilton, Ontario1916-12-0222Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceIndex of Home Children who died in the First World War225520,%20A%20E S. Kolkorst (Mother), received all Medals and Decorations. Her address is listed as Box#99 Sundridge, Ontario. Sibling to Rosina, Emily and Daniel. There was a total of 8 children in the family, 3 boys and 5 girls.Albert Ernest Astley was born about 1895, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, his father, William, was 34 and his mother, Selena, was 31. He had three brothers and five sisters. He died on December 2, 1916, in Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, at the age of 21.Next of Kin listed as Lilie Astley (Sister). "KILLED IN ACTION" This soldier, while on duty with a Lewis Gun section in the front line trenches at Vimy Ridge, was instantly killed by an enemy trench mortar shell of high calibre. (FROM: CEF Burial Registers) Mother: Selina Kolkorst.8th Battalion11th BattalionDepot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), OntarioBritish Victory MedalBritish War MedalMemorial CrossPlaque (#791745) and ScrollMedals and DecorationsVimy Ridge