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Albert GARNER

Albert GARNER[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1896 - 1968

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  • Born  Jan 1896  Darwen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1901  25 Gilibrand Street, Darwen, Lancashire, England/ Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  02 Apr 1911  16 Marsh Lane, Darwen, Lancashire, England/ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  1915  England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1947  24 Ratcliffe St, Darwen, Lancashire, England/ Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  May 1968  Eastbourne, East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I132  Eileen's Family Tree
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2015 

    Father  Joseph GARNER,   b. 1862, Reaps Farm Mellor, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1934, 8 Dove Lane, Darwen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emma MARSDEN,   b. Abt 1863, Burnley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jan 1882  Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F23  Group Sheet

    Family  Nellie ENTWISLE,   b. 10 Oct 1896, Darwen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1992, Pudsey, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Dec 1919  84 p. 1272/Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Raymond GARNER,   b. Sep 1920, Darwen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 2008
     2. Thomas GARNER,   b. 1923, Darwen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 2006
     3. Living
     4. Constance GARNER,   b. 10 Feb 1925, Darwen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 2012, Pudsey, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Mar 2014 
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

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    Mobilisation of 4th bat E Lancs Reg 1914
    Mobilisation of 4th bat E Lancs Reg 1914
    Gully Beach
    Gully Beach
    4th East Lancs in Egypt
    4th East Lancs in Egypt
    Gully Beach
    Gully Beach
    Albert Garner
    Albert Garner
    Military service from Oct 1914 until demobilisation Mar 1919
    HTMS Ceramic
    HTMS Ceramic
    Huntsend
    Huntsend

    Documents

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    Albert Garner medal card
    Albert Garner medal card
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p01
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p01
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982.
    'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...'
    We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p02
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p02
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p03
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p03
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p04
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p04
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p05
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p05
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p06
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p06
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p07
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p07
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p08
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p08
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p09
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p09
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p10
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p10
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p11
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p11
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p12
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p12
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p13
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p13
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p14
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p14
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p15
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p15
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p16
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p16
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p17
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p17
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p18
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p18
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p19
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p19
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p20
    A Diary from the Dardanelles 1915 p20
    I found this as an article published in the Darwen Advertiser and News, Wednesday November 3, 1982. 'TODAY WE publish the lucid and vivid diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diary of his time in the Dardanelles while looking through some old papers...' We visited the Imperial War Museum in 2009 and were able to read and obtain copies of the original diaries, deposited by his daughter nearly three decades ago.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p01
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p01
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p02
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p02
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p03
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p03
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p04
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p04
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p05
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p05
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p06
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p06
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p07
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p07
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p08
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p08
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p09
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p09
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    23 Jul 1915 Gallipoli War Diary 4th East Lancs
    23 Jul 1915 Gallipoli War Diary 4th East Lancs
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p10
    A Long Journey to the Somme 1917 p10
    A further extract from the diary of a Darwen man who volunteered for the Fourth East Lancashire Regiment during the First World War.
    Mrs Nellie Garner unearthed her late husband Albert's diaries of his wartime service while looking through a drawer of old papers in 1982. Mr Garner had died in May 1968 when he was 72. Their daughter, Connie, transcribed the diaries before passing them on to the Imperial War Museum. The directness and simplicity of his writing is particularly impressive as he had left school at 12 ˝ years old and (in Connie’s words) ‘never pretended to be clever but he had learned how to write’.
    Key map showing approximate positions of battle fronts occupied by the 42nd Division (E. Lancs T.)in Egypt,
    Key map showing approximate positions of battle fronts occupied by the 42nd Division (E. Lancs T.)in Egypt,
    Key map showing approximate positions of battle fronts occupied by the 42nd Division (E. Lancs T.)in Gallipoli.
    Key map showing approximate positions of battle fronts occupied by the 42nd Division (E. Lancs T.)in Gallipoli.
    The East Lancashire Division began to embark at Alexandria on 1 May 1915. The first transports left next day, and the last on 6 May. 14,224 men of the Division landed at Cape Helles. The Division was involved in three notable attempts to break out of the Helles bridgehead to capture the dominating heights around the village of Krithia. These attacks took place on 6-8 May (in which only the Lancashire Fusiliers Brigade of the Division took part), 4 June and 6-13 August. The last of these is known officially as the Battle of Krithia Vineyard, which gives some impression of the relatively small areas being so violently contested. It was undertaken not only to try to capture ground but to divert Turk attention from a large British landing further up the coast at Suvla Bay; an enterprise which failed and ultimately led to the decision to evacuate the hopeless position on Gallipoli.

    By mid August 1915 the East Lancashire Division, through battle casualties and sickness, was down to little more than one third of its normal establishment. It received reinforcement in the shape of men of the Yeomanry, fighting dismounted. The Division, along with all other units in the Helles bridgehead, made a successful withdrawal from Gallipoli by 8 January 1916.

  • Sources 
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      Death date: Apr-May-Jun 1968
      Death place:

    2. [S34] England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Cont;).
      Birth date: Jan 1896
      Birth place: Lancashire, United Kingdom

    3. [S376] 1911 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.;).
      Birth date: abt 1896
      Birth place: Darwen, Lancashire, England
      Residence date: 02 Apr 1911
      Residence place: Darwen, Lancashire, England

    4. [S46] British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association website.Original data: Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of;).
      Residence date: Residence place: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland

    5. [S68] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1901. Data imaged from the National;), Class: RG13; Piece: 3920; Folio: 78; Page: 2..
      Birth date: abt 1896
      Birth place: Darwen, Lancashire, England
      Residence date: 1901
      Residence place: Darwen, Lancashire, England

    6. [S158] Barrett's Directory of Blackburn and District 1947.