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Albert LISTER

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Surname: LISTER

Forename(s): Albert

Place of Birth: Bentham, Yorkshire

Service No: 446367

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: No.2 Coy 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia)

Division: 1st Canadian Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1916-06-03

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 18 - 28 - 30.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: LOW BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Albert Lister (born 30 August 1889) was the son of John William and Elizabeth Lister, née Coates. John was born at Leeds and Elizabeth at Lawkland, Yorkshire.

1891 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Cheapside - Albert Lister, aged 1 year, born Bentham, son of John W. and Elizabeth Lister.

1901 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Albert Lister, aged 11 years, born Bentham, son of John William and Elizabeth Lister.

1911 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Station Road - Albert Lister, aged 21 years, born Bentham, son of John William and Elizabeth Lister.

A short biography of Albert is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LISTER, Lance Corporal Albert, aged 26, Canadian Regiment, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lister, Low Bentham, reported killed June 3.

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L/Corporal Albert LISTER

L/Corporal Albert LISTER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

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Surname: LISTER

Forename(s): Albert

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 446367

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Unit: No. 2 Coy. 7th Bn.

Age: 26

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Died Date: 03/06/1916

Additional Information: Son of John William and Elizabeth Lister of Low Bentham, Lancaster, England.

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The High & Low Bentham men who gave their lives

The High & Low Bentham men who gave their lives

Top row (l-r): Rfn Ernest Knight Newhouse, Pte John Thornber, Reverend Theodore Bayley Hardy, Pte Richard Wilson, Pte Maurice Richard Bolton, Lieut John Barclay Clibborn, Pte William Throup, Pte Richard Wilcock Carr, A/Cpl William Robinson, Pte James Auton, Pte William Savage. Third row (l-r): L/Cpl David Percival Dixon, Pte John Emmott, Pte Francis Richard Townson, Pte John Adamthwaite, Pte Robert Carter, L/Cpl John Hutchinson, Pte Alfred Edward Gunn, Pte Ezra Stephenson, Pte Edwin Rawlinson Smith, Pte Richard Wearing, Lieut Basil William Ramsbotton. Third row (l-r): Spr Robert Clark, Act L/Cpl Thomas Wilcock, Cpl William Carr, Pte Lawrence Lancelot Dowbiggin, Pte Edward Magoolagan, Pte Isaac Rucastle, Pte Henry Taylor, Cpl Edward Ramskill, L/Cpl Edward Walton Briscoe, Pte Joseph Jackson, Gnr Ernest Wilcock. Fourth row (l-r): Capt Donald Morrison, Sgt Arthur Dean Blackburn, Pte James William Bell, Pte Leonard Nelson, L/Cpl John Edward Leeming, L/Cpl Albert Lister, Pte Percy Preston Whitfield, Cpl Tom Harry Smith, Cpl Thomas Walker Sanderson, Sgt William Patrick Tobin, Pte (Signaller) W. Wilkinson.

Courtesy of the artist, David Hartnup

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In the Memorial Chamber are the eight ‘Books of Remembrance’ that contain the names of more than 120,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the service of Canada

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: L/Corporal Albert Lister

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: L/Corporal Albert Lister

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

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25 June 1915

BENTHAM MEN WITH THE CANADIANS

On Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. H. Nutter, of Wenning Cottage, Low Bentham, were somewhat surprised when they received a postcard from their elder son, Private Leonard Nutter, of the 1st Cavalry Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force, stating that he had arrived in England at Plymouth Harbour, on the previous day (Monday) in the afternoon per H.M. Transport ‘Megantic,’ which left Montreal on Saturday (June 12th).

Private Nutter emigrated to Canada in February, 1912, and before joining the 1st Cavalry Brigade, about the time that the war broke out, he was a member of a Canadian Territorials Regiment. He is hoping to pay a visit to Low Bentham at an early date.

Mr. Albert Lister, eldest son Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lister, of Low Bentham, who is out in Canada, has enlisted in one of the Canadian Regiments.

30 July 1915

LOW BENTHAM – A Low Bentham Man with the Canadians

On Thursday morning week Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lister, of Low Bentham, received word from their eldest son, Private Albert Lister, stating that he arrived in England on Sunday the 17th inst., and that he was stationed at Shorncliffe Camp, near Folkestone. Private Lister, who is a member of one of the Canadian Regiments, emigrated to Canada in March 1912. Prior to leaving Low Bentham he was a prominent playing member of both the Cricket Club and the Football Club.

10 September 1915

LOW BENTHAM – War Items

Sergeant James Carter, of the 2nd British Columbia Regiment, and Pte. Albert Lister, of the 1st British Columbia Regiment, were both over at Low Bentham on furlough last week. They are both stationed at Shorncliffe Camp, near Folkestone. Pte. Leonard Nutter, of the 1st Cavalry Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force, who has been stationed at Shorncliffe Camp, was expecting to leave England for France on Wednesday. Mr. Lawrence Howard (third son of Mr. and Mrs. John Howard, late of Low Bentham, and now residing in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada), has joined one of the Canadian Regiments.

23 June 1916

A LOW BENTHAM SOLDIER MISSING

Last Friday morning Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lister, Low Bentham, received the sorrowful news from the Canadian Record Office that their eldest son, Lance Corporal Albert Lister of the 7th Battalion Canadians, had been missing since June 3rd.

Prior to emigrating to Canada in March, 1912, Lance-Corp. Lister was employed as a blacksmith by Mr. John Howson, late of Bentham, with whom he served his apprenticeship. He was a prominent playing member of both the Low Bentham Cricket Club and the Bentham Wanderers F.C.

He arrived in England with his Company on Sunday, July 17th, and was only stationed at Shorncliffe Camp, near Folkestone, for a period of nine weeks before he was drafted out to France. He was over at Low Bentham on leave about the first week in last September.

21 July 1916

LISTER – June 3rd, killed in action, Lance-Corporal Albert Lister, 7th Battalion Canadians, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lister, Low Bentham, aged 26 years.

21 July 1916

THE FOURTH LOW BENTHAM VICTIM

On Monday morning Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lister, of Low Bentham, received official information from the Canadian Record Office that their eldest son, Lance-Corp. Albert Lister, of the 7th Battalion Canadians, reported missing since June 3rd, 1916, was killed on June 3rd, 1916. Profound sympathy has been expressed with Mr. and Mrs. Lister in the loss they have sustained by the death of their eldest son, who was only 26 years of age, and a young man of much promise. He was an old scholar of the Bentham Parochial School, and prior to emigrating to Canada in March, 1912, he was employed as a blacksmith by Mr. John Howson, late of Bentham, with whom he served his apprenticeship. He was a prominent playing member of both the Low Bentham Cricket Club and the Bentham Wanderers Football Club. He was also a member of the Bentham Parish Church Young Men’s Bible Class, the Conservative Club, and the Victoria Institute.

Lance-Corp. Lister arrived in England with his Company on Sunday, July 17th, and was only stationed at Shorncliffe Camp, near Folkestone, for a period of about nine weeks before he was drafted out to France. He was over at Low Bentham on leave about the first week in last September.

His brother, Lance-Corp. John Lister, is a member of the 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, while another brother, Mr. George Lister, has been rejected twice.

28 July 1916

LOW BENTHAM – Memorial Service

After evensong last Sunday, a short memorial service was held at the Bentham Parish Church in memory of Lance-Corporal Albert Lister, of Low Bentham, who was reported to have been killed in action on June 3rd 1916. There was a good congregation and a very impressive service was conducted by the Rector (Rev. Percy Coates).

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25 June 1915

BENTHAM WAR ITEMS

Mr. Albert Lister, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lister of Low Bentham, who is out in Canada, has joined one of the Canadian Regiments.

23 June 1916

A LOW BENTHAM MAN MISSING

Official news was received by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lister, of Low Bentham, that their eldest son, Lance-Corpl. Albert Lister, of the 7th Batt. Canadians, had been missing since June 3rd. He arrived in England with his company on July 17th, and after being stationed for about nine weeks at Shorncliffe Camp he left there for France. He emigrated to Canada in March, 1912. He served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith with Mr. John Howson, of Bentham.

21 July 1916

LISTER – July 3rd, in France, Lance-Corporal Albert Lister, of the 7th Battalion Canadians, of Low Bentham, aged 26.

21 July 1916

BENTHAM’S ROLL OF HONOUR

The news reached Bentham on Thursday of last week from the Front that Lance-Corporal Joe Jackson had been killed on the 5th. It was contained in a letter from Pte. R. Wearing, another Bentham lad, to Mrs. Jackson, as follows:– “Just a few lines to let you know that poor Joe has been killed. I was up at the Company this morning and his Platoon Sergeant told me about him. I was so sorry because there was only Joe and Reuben Wilcock and me from Bentham. Wilcock has been wounded too. . . . I was talking to him the night before he was killed and he was in the best of health, and said he would come down to see me when he came out of the trenches. It is terrible where our lads are in the trenches for shellfire.”

The deceased soldier was one of three pals who left their looms on September 5th 1914, and went to Lancaster to join the Seaforth Highlanders. They travelled to the North of Scotland for that purpose, only to find the regiment closed to all but Scots. Not to be outdone they came back to Lancaster and joined the 7th King’s Own. All three were members of the Bentham Cricket team, and of St. Margaret’s Football Club, in the Craven League. This is the sixth Bentham youth to lay down his life in his Country’s cause. Lance Corporal Jackson was the youngest son of Mr. Matthew Jackson of Main Street, Bentham, who has another son in the Army.

Official news was received on Monday morning by Mr. and Mrs. Lister, of Low Bentham, from the Canadian Record Office that their eldest son, Lance-Corp. Albert Lister, of the 7th Battalion Canadians, who was previously reported missing, was killed on June 3rd. He was an old scholar of the Bentham Parochial School, and prior to emigrating to Canada in March 1912, he was well known in the district as a capital playing member of both the Low Bentham Cricket Club and the Bentham Wanderers Football Club, and in consequence his services were greatly missed. He returned to England about a year ago, and after being stationed at Shorncliffe Camp for nine weeks he left for France.

Last week, Mrs. Edw. Wilcock, of Low Bentham, received word from her sixth son, Drummer R. Wilcock, of the 7th King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, that he had been slightly wounded in the calf of his leg, but he was progressing favourably. Further word to hand on Saturday stated that he had returned to the trenches.

Another Bentham boy in the person of Pte. Henry Taylor, eldest son of Mr. Duckett Taylor, of the Duke of Wellington’s, was killed on July 6th last. He was in his 20th year.

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