Albert Carrington enlisted in 1917 and was sent to the 87th Training Battalion. Probably, he reached the Western Front in advance of the German Spring offensives of 1918 where he joined the 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment in the 50th Division. In the Spring of 1918 the Yorkshires suffered the onslaught of three German offensives in succession. They fought at St. Quentin in March, Estaires in April and the Aisne in May. In the retreat following one of these actions Albert Carrington was captured and possibly wounded as well. He was marched off to captivity in a prisoner of war camp at Worms where he died on the 27th September 1918. He is buried in Worms (Hochheim Hill) Cemetery and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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