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Private Albert Porcelli was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born on 29 December 1897,[1] in Liverpool, the son of Italian-born parents Danielis, a provision dealer by profession, and Mariae Porcelli. At the time of the 1911 census, the Porcelli family were residing at 87 Brunswick Road.

Porcelli died on 22 December 1917, on the Western Front, while serving with the 2/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). On the day in which he died, German forces subjected the 2/8th Battalion and its brigade to a sustained artillery barrage, resulting in ten casualties. The battalion had only relieved the 2/5th King's on the night of the 20th/21st, in the area of Houthulst Forest.[2]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Tyne Cot Memorial.

NotesEdit

  1. Ancestry.com. Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Catholic Baptisms, 1802-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. Wyrall, Everard (1935/2002), The History of the King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914-19, pp. 572-4.

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