Albert Stocks (1899–1986)


Leicestershire Regiment 58874 7th Battalion

Photo courtesy Susan Bednall

Albert Stocks in WW1

Albert worked on the Clay Cross Company’s mineral railway at Crich. He served with the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, though few other details are known of his war service. He married Hilda Lee in 1926. In 1939 it is known that he was employed as a rope runner on the mineral railway. Prior to his death in 1986, he was one of the last surviving Crich Parish war veterans.

Medal Index Card
Albert Stocks, Private, Leicestershire Regiment awarded British War and Victory medals

Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier 17 May 1919
Pte Albert Stocks, of Crich Cross, arrived home last weekend having received his leave.

Albert Stock's brother Fred Stocks is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Stocks Head 48 General labourer Crich
Sarah Stocks wife 41   Brailsford
Fred Stocks son 19 General labourer Crich
Harry Stocks son 14 General labourer Crich
Annie Stocks daughter 11   Crich
Albert Stocks son 2   Crich

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1911: Crich Cross

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Stocks Head 58 General labourer Crich
Sarah Ann Stocks wife 51   Crich
Fred Stocks son 29 Limestone quarry labourer Crich
Harry Stocks son 24 Limestone quarry labourer Crich
Albert Stocks son 12 School Crich
George Stocks son 6   Crich

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1939 Register: New Road
Albert Stocks b.3 February 1899; lace roperunner heavy work
Hilda Stocks b.6 March 1900
Norma L Woods (Stocks) b.6 October 1926; school
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