When the 1901 census was taken, 20 year old Albert was living at the family home at 14 Dixon Street, South Shields. He was the son of James and Sarah and was their second child. His nine siblings ranged in age from 24 year old Edward to Sarah, then just 8 months old. Albert was earning his living as a butcher but, shortly after, joined the army as a regular soldier.
By 1911, he had served his time in the army and had returned to civilian life, although still on the reserve list. In that year, he married Margaret Mulraine in a civil ceremony registered at Stockport. They then took up residence in Hull and would have one child together.
As a reservist, Albert was immediately recalled to the colours when War was declared on 4 August 1914. At the time, the 1st Battalion was on duty in Jullundur, India. It left there on 29 August and landed at Marseilles on 26 September. Albert will have joined his old unit at that time.
At some point, Albert was wounded in action. He was taken to one of the military hospitals in Rouen where, some weeks later, he contacted meningitis and died.
Margaret Ord returned to her native Stockport and, in the early 1920s was living at 15 Penny Lane in the Lancashire Hill are of town.