Melbury Abbas War Memorial

Albert Charles Conway

Surname: Conway
Other names: Albert Charles
Other people in this story:
Frederick Charles Conway
Annie Conway née Whitlock
William Frederick Conway
Harry Edward Conway
Locations in this story:
Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Basra War Cemetery, Basra, Iraq
Farnham, Dorset

Albert Charles Conway was born in 1889 in Farnham, Dorset, and baptised at Farnham Church on 5th May, 1889. He was the son of Frederick Charles Conway, a labourer, and Annie Conway (née 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.

Albert's brothers William Frederick (b.1890) and Harry Edward (b.1892) also served in the war, but survived the conflict.


Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
William Frederick Conway
Harry Edward Conway