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Albert Victor Salter, Ventnor

Rfn 1235 Albert Victor Salter, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)

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Albert Victor SALTER was born in Ventnor in 1898, the son of Annie SALTER. On the 1901 census he was living at 6 Down Lane Cottage, Down Lane, Ventnor in the household of his grandparents, James Henry SALTER and his wife Fanny (née JAMES). He was described as their son. Their married daughter Annie CHIVERTON, with her two young children, was also living with her parents. Annie had married Henri Frank CHIVERTON in 1899. He had died in 1902 and later that same year Annie had married George GATRELL. Annie GATRELL died of pneumonia in 1911 aged 30. Albert Victor's death was reported in the Isle of Wight Mercury. He was wounded at the Dardanelles on 17th September 1915 and died on 20th September 1915, aged 17. He is commemorated at the Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey.

His name is recorded on the Ventnor War Memorial, list 6 of the Isle of Wight Rifles memorial at the Drill Hall, Newport and on panel 11 of the Isle of Wight Rifles memorial at the Chapel of St Nicholas, Carisbrooke Castle.



Friday, October 15, 1915 Page 1, column 4

Echoes of the Week

Mr. and Mrs. J. Salter, Upper Ventnor, have just received the sad official intelligence that Rifleman Albert Salter, 1/8th Hants Regiment, has died of wounds received at the Dardanelles on September 17th. This is a particularly heavy blow to the family as Mr. and Mrs. Salter's eldest son was killed in action on April 26th. They have another son in the Field Artillery in France. The fullest sympathy will be felt for the family in their further bereavement.


(The eldest son mentioned in the report was James Henry SALTER who was born in Ventnor in 1886. He served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment and died in Flanders on 26th April 1915 aged 29. He is commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
The second son was Albert George SALTER who was born in Ventnor in 1889. He served in a heavy anti-aircraft battery during the 2nd World War and died in Ventnor in 1967, aged 79.)

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