OGDEN, ALBERT 13626 Lance/Corporal 2nd Battalion 12th Brigade 4th Division

THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

Born Congleton Enlisted Manchester Living Leyland

Killed in Action France / Flanders 1st July 1916

REF: ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 25.

Albert Ogden’s name does not appear on any war memorial in Leyland.

Nor has any newspaper report of his death been found.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Albert Ogden is commemorated on the:-

THIÈPVAL MEMORIAL,  SOMME,  FRANCE

The names of the men of the Lancashire Fusiliers are on Pier 3, Faces C and D.

Age 32, the son of the late Samuel and Fanny Ogden of Congleton, Cheshire.

The Thièpval Memorial is located a little south of the village of Thièpval, which is about 8 km north-east of Albert. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), it is considered one of the finest buildings of his distinguished career. The massive structure, standing 150 feet high, dominates the old battlefield and is a fitting tribute to the 72,085 men –

“THE MISSING OF THE SOMME”

Note: The 4th Division, of which the 2nd Lancs. Fusiliers was a part, was engaged in the “FIRST DAY of the SOMME” – July 1st, 1916. Their objective was a German redoubt known as the Heidenkopf, located between the villages of Serre and Beaumont Hamel. It was here that Albert Ogden was killed in action.

Ogden, Albert. WE Waring 2005