Other names: Alfred Lawrence
Locations in this story: Glasgow, ScotlandBerwick St. John. WiltshireLancaster, LancashireWallasey, CheshireShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Alfred Lawrence Filley was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 25 Aug 1896 the son of George Frederick Filley and Sarah Louisa Filley. His father died in 1900 and he and his mother moved to Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, where Sarah became a local school teacher. Alfred had attended at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, for some of his education leaving at the end of 1911. He enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Trainee Engineering Artificer (Service No. M3763). He served on many ships during the war and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He continued to serve in the Royal Navy and is still mentioned in the records, having achieved the rank of Lieutenant, in 1947. He had married Annie Sansom in Berwick St. John in 1919 but she regrettably died in 1936. Alfred went on to re-marry Gwladys J. Pashby in Lancaster, Lancashire, in 1959. He died in the Everleigh Nursing Home, 12 Grove Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, on 22 Mar 1988.