Farnham churchyard

Albert George Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Albert George
Other people in this story:
George Albert Alner
Bessie (Betsy) Alner née Conway
Walter Mark Alner
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
France & Flanders
Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Tollard Royal, Dorset

Albert George Alner was born in 1887 in Tollard Royal, Dorset. He was the son of George Albert Alner, a gardener, and Bessie (or Betsy) Alner (née Conway). His siblings included Walter Mark, born in 1893, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Albert was single, working as a shepherd and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Blandford as a Private with the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16878). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was killed in action on 6th August 1916 and was buried at Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Midi-Pyrenees, France (grave id. VI.J.6). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church.

  • Farnham War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Walter Mark Alner