Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park and St Luke’s; Menin Gate Memorial
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Albert Mouncey was born in 1892 in Bradford, the son of William Mouncey and Frances nee, Spencer.In 1911 the family we living at 12 Mount Street, Eccleshill and 18-year-old Albert is a dyers labourer.He enlisted on the 30th of May 1915 as Private 18/1466 in the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) and served on the Western Front. His Regiment was active on the first day of the Battle of the Somme
which began on the 1st July 1916 known as the Battle of Albert, 1st July to the 13th July, and during this time Albert was wounded by shrapnel in the leg.He returned to England to be treated in Leeds Hospital. On his recovery he returned to the Western Front and was killed in action on the first day of the Battles of Ypres at Pilkem the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 1917. He was 25 years of age.
Albert is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial for the missing who died in the Ypres salient during the First World War and whose graves are unknown.He left his effects to his mother Frances who received £14.17.8d on the 8th November 1917 and a War Gratuity of £9.10.0d on the 1st November 1919.
. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks