Birth Date: May 17, 1910
Birth Place: Oldham
Death Date: Jan 5, 2000
Burial Date: Jan 20, 2000
Burial Place: Crem. Hollinwood
Occupation: Engineering Turner
Father: Albert FLITCROFT - 50 (1872-1915)
Mother: Elizabeth Anne JACKSON
Spouse: Edith WAITES
Marriage Date: Sep 30, 1939
Marriage Place: Oldham Parish Church
Children: David Anthony
My parents were married in 1939. in this group are fromleft to right- my father's younger brother James, my mother's sister Elizabeth Waites, My father , my mother and my mother's cousin Frederick Barnett.
Name: Elizabeth Anne JACKSON
Father: ? JACKSON
Spouse: Albert FLITCROFT
Children: Alfred, May, Ethel,
Lily, Annie, John, Hilda, Ellis, Marjorie and James.
This is the only photograph that I have of my grandmother, and I know very little about her. I think that she may have come originally from Ashton under Lyne. They were certainly married in Ashton in September 1894
Private Albert Flitcroft, 11641, serving with the 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, died on 24th September 1915 aged 45, and is buried in Plot 3, Row C, Grave 7, in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois -Grenier,France. Bois- Grenier is a village in the department of the Nord, 3 kilometers south of Armentiers.
The cellar of the brewery was used as a dressing station and the cemetery
was started in the orchard nearby in November 1914. It was sheltered from
enemy observation by ruined houses and continued in use until January 1918.
Brewery Orchard Cemetery contains 339 Commonwealth burials of the First
World War. There are also four Second World War burials and five German
war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
For many years I had harboured a desire to visit my Grandfather's grave. The above photographs were taken in September 2002 when, along with my wife, Anne, my daughter Nicola and her husband Chris, when my desire was realised.