Other names: Albert George
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersQuarry Cemetery, Montauban, Midi-Pyrenees, FranceTollard Royal, DorsetBlandford
Story: 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.