- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

Alfred Royle

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:05th Bn [1]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Rgt)
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Sale Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1887 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/169, the
son of John & Elizabeth Royle (nee Groom).

In 1881 his parents - John & Elizabeth Royle were residing at 14 William
Street, Altrincham.  His father was aged: 26 and employed as a Cab Driver,
born at Sale.

His father - John Royle died during the March quarter 1891 in the
Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a.141 - aged: 39.

1891 Census - 5 Brook Street, Sale.   Son - aged: 4 - born: Sale.  Head of
household - Elizabeth Royle - Widow - aged: 35 - occ: Charwoman - born:
Liverpool.   Plus 6 siblings, all born at Sale - the youngest being just 2
months of age.

Attended the Sale Township School.

His mother - Elizabeth Royle married William Collinson during the March
quarter 1893 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/243.  They produced twin
daughters in 1894 - Alfred's half sisters.

1901 Census - 12 Bank Street, Sale.   Son - aged: 14 - occ: Errand Boy -
born: Sale.   Elizabeth Collinson - Widow - aged: 44 - occ: Laundress -
born: Liverpool.   Plus 6 siblings and 2 half sisters.  His eldest brother
- Thomas born in 1877 was also a Cab Driver like his father.

1911 Census - 12 Bank Street, Sale.   Son - aged: 25 - occ: Railway Porter
- born: Sale.   Elizabeth Collinson - Widow - aged: 54 - occ: none given -
born: Liverpool.   Plus 1 sister and 2 half sisters.

Employed as a Warehouseman at the Railway Goods Yard at Sale Railway
Station and later at Seymour Mead's of Sale.

The 01/09/1916 edition of the local newspaper reports that he had been
wounded and was in hospital at Liverpool.

Death reported in the 11/04/1919 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.   Shot
in head and lungs in France in 1917 (1916 actually) - spent 10 months in
hospital at Liverpool, then invalided out of the Army and died of his
wounds two years later.      Funeral the previous Saturday - 5th April

His father - John Royle, bought the grave on the 8/5/1889 in order to bury
his son Ernest (Alfred's brother) who died on 07/05/1889 aged 8 years.  
His father - John Royle, died on 05/03/1891.  His mother in 1925.


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