CHANCE, Albert S

Royal Warwickshire. 29 September 1918

Albert Stanley Chance was the son of Albert and Phoebe Chance who later lived at 45 Hadcroft, Stourbridge. He attended Valley Road School, Lye, and enlisted in the Worcesters in May 1916. He went to France in May 1917 and was twice wounded and three times gassed during the Third Battle of Ypres and the German Spring offensives of 1918. After recovering he came back to the front line with the 16th Royal Warwicks in the 5th Division. During the Advance to Victory they fought their way forward without a break from the 21st August to the end of September. German resistance in defence of the important Hindenburg Line, however, was especially vigorous and Private Albert Chance was among the casualties. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station but died on the 29th September. He was aged 19 and was buried at Grevillers Cemetery (14 E 16) near Bapaume and commemorated on the Valley Road School Memorial, Lye.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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