Alfred ZUGG
Rank: Private
Number: 12265
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 27 October 1917
Age: 27
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Alfred's father, William Zugg, originated from London but probably met Ellen Harding, from Droylsden, while they were both working in the local hat-making industry. They married locally between January and March 1887 and appear to have quickly moved to the Southwark area of London, where Alfred and his sisters, Ellen and Marion, were born

The family moved back north, to the Denton area, during the mid-1890s and, by the time of the 1901 Census, William (5) and James (3) had been born.

Nothing is known of Alfred's private life other than it is known that he enlisted into the army at Stockport. His service number indicates this was in August or September 1914. He was killed during a tour of duty in the trenches. Click here for details.

When the War Graves Commission was collating its casualty information in the early1920s, Ellen and William Zugg were living at 19 Bredbury Green, Romiley.

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