Richmond WW1 Diary 18 April 1918

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Deaths of Albert Olrog & Alfred Orsborn – two of The Alberts dead |

Albert Olrog was a family man, killed as the Germans made their final push for victory in Flanders. He lived in Hyde Road, The Alberts, Richmond, with his wife Violet Amy and three young children. A Private in the 9th Battalion Royal North Lancashire Regiment, he was killed by a shell whilst sheltering in a dug out. He was 34 years old. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, and on the memorial board of the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.

Alfred Henry Orsborn, 29, was the elder of two sons of Edward and Eliza Orsborn to be killed in the war. The family lived in Albert Road and Alfred was married to Phyllis. A Rifleman in the 1/5 Battalion London Regiment, Alfred was killed in action and buried at Dainville British Cemetery.

Albert and Alfred were both killed on 18 April 1918.

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