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VEAL, Albert George (1896-1967) – Royal Navy

Albert Veal appeared on the 1919 Absent Voters’ List as being on HMS Rival, with his parish named as Evesham St Peter, Bengeworth.  He remained in the Royal Navy until October 1928, by which time he had been promoted one last time, to Leading Seaman, in June 1925.  Details of his First World War service can be found in 'Wickhamford goes to War'

His connection with Wickhamford is that he was on the Electoral Roll for the village in 1924, listed as a serviceman, and entered under ‘The Homestead’ (now Oxley House), Longdon Hill.  The only other voter at this house was the tenant, Benjamin Ryle Swift.  It is possible that Albert’s mother was a servant there and it was registered as his home address.  He was still at that address on the November 1939 Electoral Roll and seems to have re-enlisted as he was listed as a ‘Military or Naval’ voter for Parliamentary elections.

No information has been found to date of his type of service in the Second World War

He died in Portsmouth in 1967.