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Alfred Edward Minter

Male 1894 - 1941  (46 years)


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  • Name Alfred Edward Minter 
    Born 15 Nov 1894  Penge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 686 
    _UID 1013209C7C23403BADED7B80943D2463E6A4 
    Died 20 Apr 1941  Old Palace LCC School, Poplar, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium at Beckenham, Greater London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Enlisted in June 1915 in the Royal Engineers, aged 20 years 8 months, a painter. Assigned to the 226th (Field) Company. Next of kin Frances Emily Minter, 65 --- Road, Penge (mother). Married Annie Florence Shirley at Holy Trinity Church, Beckenham, Kent on 23 September 1917. Address at enlistment 65 Pawlayne Road, Penge, Kent SE20. Child Alfred James born 24 June 1918 at Penge. Service no. 100244. Originally Sapper, then Lance Corporal. Assessed as a skilled painter.
      Served in France between 1915 and 1917; in 1917, wounded by a shell in his shoulder and left leg and spent 5 months in hospital. Discharged in February 1919 and awarded a pension. Address 30 Tennyson Road, Penge.

      1939 Register; at 48 Aylesford Avenue, Beckenham M.B., Kent
      Minter, Alfred E born 15 Nov 1894, married, house decorator (foreman)
      Minter, Annie F born 8 Sep 1896, married, unpaid domestic duties
      Minter, Alfred J born 24 Jun 1918, single, house decorator
      Minter, later KELLEY, Eileen J born 4 Jul 1926, single, at school

      Maureen Vince has a copy of the death certificate of Alfred Edward Minter whose body was found on 20th April 1942 in the Old Palace School. He was a fireman and died on duty. Alfred is remembered on a memorial in Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium at Beckenham, Greater London. The memorial records that Alfred was one of 21 gallant members of the Beckenham Auxiliary Fire Service killed by enemy action whilst on duty 19 - 20 April 1941.

      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941, at Ancestry.co.uk, November 2010
      MINTER Alfred Edward of 48 Aylesford-avenue Beckenham Kent died 20 April 1941 Administration Llandudno 6 October 1941 to Annie Florence Minter widow. Effects £810 6s.
    Person ID I686  Ash, Kent
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2016 

    Father Thomas Henry Minter,   b. 3 Mar 1871, 5 Tennyson Road, Penge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1942, 65 Pawleyne Road, Penge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Frances Emily BAILEY,   b. 3 Apr 1870, 16 Arpley Road, Penge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1946, 65 Pawleyne Road, Penge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 May 1891  Christ Church, Penge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Florence SHIRLEY,   b. 8 Sep 1896, Bromley RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1988, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1917  Holy Trinity Church, Beckenham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Alfred James Minter,   b. 24 Jun 1918, Penge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1990, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Eileen Joyce Minter,   b. 4 Jul 1926, Penge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1976, Bromley RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 19:47:00 
    Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1894 - Penge, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1917 - Holy Trinity Church, Beckenham, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alfred Edward Minter
    Alfred Edward Minter
    1895, Penge, Kent. Brother Thomas (seated) and Alfred (in uniform, standing) were the eldest sons of Thomas Henry Minter born 1871 and Frances Emily Minter nee Bailey. It's not known when the photo was taken, possibly about 1915. Thanks to Ruth Rolfe for identifying which brother is which.

    Headstones
    Alfred Edward Minter
    Alfred Edward Minter
    Memorial in Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium at Beckenham, Greater London.

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] BMD list (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1895 Croydon 2a/208

    2. [S55] Maureen Vince from death certificate, November 2007 (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1941 Poplar 1c/348.

    3. [S25] BMD list (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1891 Croydon 2a/428. Date & place from Cliff Minter.

    4. [S25] BMD list (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1917 Bromley 2a/1256. Date & place from WW1 service record.