Worcestershire. 11 April 1918

The only A. Wooldridge in the records is Albert Wooldridge who was the son of Joseph and Alice of 4/121 Winson Street, Dudley Road, Birmingham. He enlisted in the Worcesters and joined the 3rd Battalion on the Western Front. They fought on the Somme in 1916 and distinguished themselves in the Third Battle of Ypres in the capture of the Westhoek ridge on the 10th August 1917. In March 1918 they were facing the German Spring offensive near Bapaume and forced to retire after heavy fighting. They moved to Ploegsteert when the second enemy offensive opened on the Lys on the 9th April. They were forced to retire again and Private Albert Wooldridge was killed in action on the 11th. He was 21 years of age and is buried at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, and commemorated on the Lye and Wollescote and Lye church Memorials.

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Stourbridge Lye and Wollescote

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Lye / Wollescote Cemetery, Stourbridge West Midlands, United Kingdom

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