Enlisted 3/9/1914, 12537 Pte 8 Bn Y & L., later L/Cpl, 3 Y & L. Served in France and Italy. (SDT 30/10/1916 L/Cpl 13674 KOYLI has been wounded). Demobbed 16 Feb 1919 + 28 days furlong i.e., 20/3/1919. b 7 Aug 1887 Piper House, Near Fox House, Hathersage, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, brother of John Thomas, William Henry & Harold, and cousins of Frederick, George and Percy Roberts Thompson. His father was innkeeper at The Fox House Inn and his mother took over the licence after his death in 1895. 1911C the family were later living on Station Road, Hathersage, Alfred being a farm labourer. He married Clara Green on 13 Apr 1915, (after enlisting), when she was living at ‘Woodcote’ Abbey Lane, Beauchief.