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Born: 1894, Windhill
Died: 27 February 1918, Belgium
Buried: Butters New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Address: 10 Stirling Place, Valley Road, Shipley
Parents: Edward & Phoebe
Siblings: Hannah, William, Samuel, Eliza, Beatrice
Occupation: Errand boy (1911)
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour:
Regiment: West Riding
Albert Halliday
Men Who Served Home Page Men Who Served Home Page Men Who Served Home Page Albert was one of eleven children born to Baildon-born Edward Halliday and his wife Phoebe who came from Cambridgeshire. In 1901 they were living at 6 Briggate, Windhill where Albert had been born around 1894. Ten years later the family, with Phoebe now a widow, were living in five rooms at 10 Stirling Place, Valley Road and seven-year old Albert is an errand boy for a shop. He also shares the house with five siblings and we learn that five of the eleven children born to Edward and Phoebe have died. On 12 April 1918 the Shipley Times & Express reported:  News has been received by Mrs Halliday of 10 Stirling Place, Valley Road, Shipley that her son, Pte Albert Halliday, West Riding Regt, was killed in action on 27th February, having gone to the front at Whitsuntide 1915. He was 23 years old and previous to enlisting in January 1915, he worked for the Maypole Dairy Co. He was a member of the Windhill Young Men’s Christian Institute. His brother, Pte Sam Halliday, Labour Battalion, is at the front and no news has been received from him for six weeks. L Cpl Joe Waterworth, a brother-in-law, is with the Machine Gun Corps.