Other names: Albert Charles
Locations in this story: Melbury Abbas, DorsetMesopotamiaBasra War Cemetery, Basra, IraqFarnham, DorsetIndia/Ceylon
Story: Albert Charles Conway was born in 1889 in Farnham, Dorset, and baptised there on 5th May, 1889. He was the son of Frederick Charles Conway, a labourer, and Annie Conway (nee Whitlock). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Regular Soldier with the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 7833) and stationed in India/Ceylon. His parents at the time moved to 29, Melbury Abbas, Dorset. During the war he served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 14th April 1915 and was buried at Basra War Cemetery, Basra, Iraq (grave id. III.C.10). He is remembered on the Melbury Abbas War Memorial.