In Remembrance of
ALBERT STEPHEN KERSLEY
Date Joined Hood:
Albert was born on 27 January 1905 in North Warnborough, near Odiham, Hook, Hampshire. He was the second child of Joseph and Annie Kersley. He attended the local school at Odiham leaving at the age of 14 to take a job as a garden boy. The job didn't last long and he decided to join the Royal Marines.
Having fulfilled a 12 year commitment, Albert left the Marines and was put on the reserve list. He moved to Fareham and lived there with friends until 1938 when, with war threatening, he was called back out of reserve. Albert's brother Joseph was also killed in action, on 13th April 1945, whilst serving with the Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment in Italy. Albert was 36 years old at the time of his loss.
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Albert's niece Mrs J White (photo & information, March 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)