Albert Charles Fielder

Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death 
22 August 1917
Age of death 
Cemetery / Memorial 

Born in 1883 at Tottenham, son of William (Retired Farmer) and Matilda Fielder. In 1908 he married Muriel McKay in the Hackney district of London. 1911: Working as a Waiter, he lived with his wife and three children at 19 “A” Block Peabody Buildings Duke Street London. The family home later moved to 148 Hermon Hill, Wanstead, and 5 Ashford Road, South Woodford, and it was from the latter that Muriel contacted the Red Cross for information about her missing husband.

He originally joined the Middlesex Regiment before going on to the Seaforth Highlanders. On 22nd August 1917 troops were to capture a defensive position north east of St Julien called “Pond Farm”. Advancing behind a creeping barrage, men soon fell victim to machine gun fire from various locations and the advance stalled as they took what shelter they could find in shell holes. On 23rd April 1917 “Pond Farm” was captured after a further attack, but Albert Fielder was among those lost during the first day of fighting.

Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian