Albert Verney Thurlow was the son of Henry and Annie Thurlow. Albert was born on 5th October 1898. According to the 1911 Census, Albert was one of twelve children born alive, eleven of whom were still living. As well as Albert, his parents had three sons and seven daughters. Albert was the second oldest of the boys and the fifth oldest of the eleven. In 1911 Albert was a locomotive cleaner with the London and North Western Railway Company. His father was a goods guard with the Company. Albert, his parents and five siblings were then living at 42 Napier Street. Albert had been a member of the Bucks Battalion of the Territorial Force. At the time he joined-up Albert was an agent with the Prudential Assurance Company. Albert joined the army in November 1915, having tried twice before unsuccessfully to do so. Albert served in the 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, Albert was killed on 20th September 1917. However, information obtained by a brother, indicates that Albert was killed by a shell the previous day. According to the battalion’s War Diary, Albert was one of ten members of his company killed by shells on 19th September whilst up to the line from where the 6th Battalion was to attack enemy positions the following day. Albert was 27 and held the rank of sergeant when he was killed. Albert is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.