Born in 1895, Albert Charles Mees was the son of Ellen Sarah Mees and Charles Henry, a railway surveyor with Great Eastern Railways. In 1911 they were living at 50 Lansdowne Road, Seven Kings, Ilford. He attended the Coopers Company School in Bow between 1908 and 1910 and later became a clerk at a shipping insurance broker.
Albert served in the London Regiment 7th (City of London) Battalion. He was killed during the Battle of Loos on the 25th September 1915 aged 20 years old. During the first three weeks of the battle, 59,247 men were killed or wounded.
Albert Mees is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.
Some information / extracts have been reproduced with kind permission of Karen Pack from her book ‘Coopers’ Boys & Coborn Girls: Their Part in the Great War’ © Karen Pack, 2015
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