A Soldier's Tale: Albert Money at the Battle of Aubers Ridge, May, 1915

A Soldier's Tale: Albert Money at the Battle of Aubers Ridge, May, 1915

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by David Tuffley
     
 

I present this first hand account by my maternal grandfather, Private Albert Money (5537), of the King’s Royal Rifles. The cover photo was taken November 1917 after spending several hospitalised years in France, Britain, and Australia, recuperating from his wounds, hence the Australian, not British Army uniform.

Albert was born around 1885, a younger

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I present this first hand account by my maternal grandfather, Private Albert Money (5537), of the King’s Royal Rifles. The cover photo was taken November 1917 after spending several hospitalised years in France, Britain, and Australia, recuperating from his wounds, hence the Australian, not British Army uniform.

Albert was born around 1885, a younger son of a Northamptonshire farming family in England. With no prospects of inheriting the farm, Albert joined the King’s Royal Rifles Corps around 1905 when he was still a boy of 16. Thus he became a professional peace-time soldier in a Regiment known for its overseas activities. The King’s Royal Rifles had been raised in the American colonies in 1756 as the 62nd (Royal American) Regiment. Their reason to exist was to defend the British colonies against French incursions.

Much of his five years service was in the Americas. It is said that he became a good swimmer while stationed in the West Indies, what would now be called the Caribbean. Albert left the Army around 1910 and emigrated to Australia, becoming a bridge carpenter in the employ of Queensland Rail at a time when new train lines were being built throughout the State.

When the First World War started in 1914, the British Army launched a recruitment drive. Experienced soldiers like Albert were encouraged to re-enlist. So he answered the patriotic call and returned to England, becoming Private Albert Money KRR once again. He was about 25. At this time, it is unlikely that he or his comrades had any real concept of the horrors that awaited.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044787766
Publisher:
Altiora Publications
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Series:
Leadership , #10
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
229,135
File size:
100 KB

Meet the Author

David Tuffley is a Lecturer in Applied Ethics & Sociotechnical Studies at Griffith University in Australia.

David writes on a broad range of interests; from Anthropology, Psychology, Ancient and Modern History, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Comparative Religions, Philosophy, Architectural History, Environments and Ecosystems.

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A Soldier's Tale: Albert Money at the Battle of Aubers Ridge, May, 1915 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This was a pretty good read that's only about 20 pags long. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read of ww1.
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GOOD READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend loves the military her name is ireland do you think she will like it i think she would but do you?