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Albert Hearn born in Swansea, Wales in the 2nd quarter of 1890.1

Parents: William, a Brick maker age 40 and Jane, age 39. Daughters: Annie, a Scholar, age 10, Frances Beatrice, a Scholar, age 4 and Mary Jane, a Scholar, age 7.  Sons: John, a Brick maker, age 15, William, a Brick maker, age 14, Bertram, Scholar, age 13, and Albert, age 1.  They lived on St. Peters Road, Swansea Higher. William (father), Jane, John, William and Bertram were all born in Devonshire.   The other 4 children were born in Swansea.2

Parents: William, a Brick yard Labourer, age 52 and Jane, age 55. Daughters: Annie, a General Domestic, age 20, Beatrice, age 13, (No Mary Jane from 1891). Sons: John, a Labourer in Brick Works, age 26, William H.  a Labourer in Brick Works, age 24, Bertram, a Labourer in Brick Works, age 22, and Albert, age 11. They all spoke English, and lived in 2, Goviers terrace, Station road, Fforestfach, Swansea.3

Parents: William, (Head), a Labourer at Brickworks, age 63, Born: North Molton, Devon, England and Jane, age 63, Born: Bishops Nympton, married 37 years. Daughters: Annie, age 20, Born: Bishops Nympton and Beatrice, age 23, Born: Cockett, Glamorgan.  Sons: Bertram, a Engine Driver at Brickworks, age 32, Born: Bishops Nymptonand Albert, a Labourer at Brickworks, age 21, Born: Cockett, Glamorgan.  They all spoke English and lived in 2, Goviers terrace, Station road, Fforestfach, Swansea.4

Originally joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Service No. 41696. Then moved to be a Private at Machine Gun Corps, Infantry battalion, Regiment No. 54835. Died: 1st June 1918, age 28, France and Flanders. Son of William Hearn, of 1, Parrys Row, Station Rd., Cockett, and the late Jane Hearn. Buried: Grave reference, 363 at St. Peters’ Cockett, Swansea, Wales.5 & 6   

Medals: Victory & British.7 & 8

In Tuesday night’s “Gazette” the following notice appears:
War Office. Oct. 5th 1915.
His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the formation of a Machine-gun Corps.”9

1 England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
2 1891 Census Wales
3 1901 Census Wales
4 1911 Census Wales
5 UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
6 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
7 UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
8 British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
9 Cambrian Daily Leader 6th October 1915

*Memorial name, correct spelling Hearn.