MOORCROFT, Albert Pte. 15662

Albert Moorcroft was wounded in the hands, shoulder and leg at Serre on the 1st July 1916, being treated at a hospital in Birmingham and then discharged from the Army on the 20th March 1917. He had enlisted in the Pals on the 21st September 1914.

A married man with three children, Albert was born in Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley in 1883; the 1911 Census recording him as being a Chemical Mixer living at 3 Bank Houses in Blackrod. He married Louisa Davies in 1904 at St. Paul’s Church in Adlington and was known to have lived at 6 Union Street in Chorley prior to or just after the war.