Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Solon Albright

In memory of:

Lieutenant Solon Albright

August 9, 1918

Military Service


Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Husband of Ruth Albright, of 520 Dundas St., London, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. B. 4.

Location:

Crouy is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on the west side of the River Somme, on the Amiens-Abbeville main road. The CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY is a little south of the village on the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Solon Albright– Captain Solon Albright from "The Echo" December 1918
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of Solon Albright– Front: Captain Solon Albright - only child of Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Albright. Born July 25 1890 - enlisted November 1914 with the 108th Regt. C.M. under Lt. Col. Bowman - in Oct. 1915 he went to London and qualified as Lieut - was attached to the staff of the 118th Battn. C.E.F. - later transferred to the 241st Windsor Scottish Borderers - it was with this battalion he obtained his captaincy - he left Windsor April 24, 1917 for overseas - here he was attached to the 48th Highlanders - in March 1918 he was invalided to Italy with trench fever and shell-shock - returned to his battn [sic] in May - he fell at Amiens on Aug. 8, 1918 - buried at Crovy on the River Somme.
  • Photo of Solon Albright– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Cap Badge– Cap badge of the 241st Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
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  • Shoulder Patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..

DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) memorial located in the village of Warvillers, France.  This memorial commemorates all members of the unit who fought and in particular those who fell during the Battle of Amiens  8-9 August 1918.   Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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