Topic: Albert Davenport (1892-1916)

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Private Albert Davenport (1892-1916) served with the Royal Marine Light Infantry aboard the H.M.S Exmouth. He was serving during World War I when he was killed in Greece on 1 December 1916.

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Private Albert Davenport is remembered by Tauranga resident and grandson Alan Stanyer. The Memorial Plaque of Albert Davenport (below) has been passed down through the family. After the First World War the next-of-kin to all war dead were given such a plaque. Commonly called a "Dead Man's Penny" they were awarded to 1,355,000 people.

Albert was buried in the Piraeus British Naval Cemetery in Athens, Greece (Grave 13).





Memorial Plaque


Photograph of Piraeus Naval and Consular Cemetery taken after the First World War.

Albert Davenport is engraved upon the featured memorial.


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Albert Davenport (1892-1916)

Note:Official Number and Port Division. PLY/16047
First Names:Albert
Last Name:Davenport
Date of Birth:18 December 1892
Place of Birth:Burslem, Stafford. England
Date of death:1 December 1916
Place of death:Greece
Place of burial:Piraeus British Naval Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Spouses name:Elizabeth Bird
Spouses date of birth:1893
Spouses place of birth:Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Spouses date of death:March 1956
Spouses place of death:Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Date of marriage:January 1912
Place of marriage:Wolstanton, Staffordshire
Fathers name:Albert Davenport
Fathers date of birth:October 1853
Fathers place of birth:Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Fathers date of death:January 1914
Fathers place of death:Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Mothers name:Mary A Davenport
Mothers date of birth:1853
Mothers place of birth: Leek, Staffordshire, England
Mothers date of death:1943
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)