Private Alfred Joseph Flint

Date of Birth c. 1890
Age at Death 25
Date of Death 8 November 1914
Service Number 11668
Military Service 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment
Merton Address 34 Bath Road, Mitcham
Local Memorial Mitcham War Memorial

Additional Information

Joseph was born in 1890 in Mitcham and lived with his parents, Henry and Mary Ann at Bath Road, Mitcham along with siblings Isabel aged 8 and Charles aged 4. By 1901, 11 year old Joseph and his family were living at 37 Queens Road, Mitcham and there were three more brothers, John aged 4, James aged 2 and 5 month old Harry. Joseph’s father, Henry was employed as a field labourer, while his elder brother Charles was employed as a factory hand in an India Rubber Works.

Joseph enlisted as Alfred Joseph Flint into the 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment and fought on the Western Front where he was killed in action on 8th November 1914.

Joseph is buried and commemorated at Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. He is also remembered on the Mitcham War Memorial and in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour.

According to the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects, Joseph’s mother and siblings, Charles, John, James and his sisters Isabel and Sarah each received £1 .7.9 pence from his last pay. His mother received an additional £5.00 War Gratuity.


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