Albert Churchill was born in Blackheath and volunteered for the Warwicks. He joined the 14th Service Battalion, the First Birmingham Pals, in the 5th Division. They came into the front line near Longueval on the 20th July 1916 for the second phase of the battle of the Somme. They were close to Caterpillar valley, where they were subject to heavy shelling, and on the 23rd they put in an attack on German forces at High Wood Wood. It was not successful and the casualties included Private Albert Churchill. He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, (III E 6) and commemorated on the Blackheath and Halesowen Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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