Regiment : 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Service number : 3693
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 12th October 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 11.
Birthplace : Wollescote, Worcestershire, enlisted Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Memorial : Wollescote School
Also appears on : Lye and Wollescote War Memorial. Lye Christ Church Window.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Albert Pardoe was born in Wollescote and attended Wollescote school. He enlisted in the Welsh Guards who fought with valour in the Guards Division during all the main battles on the Western Front. In October 1917 the Division occupied the left wing of the British position in Flanders and was called upon for the third phase of the Third Battle of Ypres. A major advance towards the Houthulst Forest was planned for the 9th October as part of the Battle of Poelcapelle and the Welsh Guards were held back for the second stage of the advance. The 9th October attack went well but rain and mud hampered the second stage on the 12th. The Welsh suffered few casualties but these included Private Albert Pardoe.
Albert Pardoe has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.