ALFRED ROYDEN 

Alfred ROYDEN
Rank: Private
Service Number:86590.
Regiment: 1st/6th Bn The Kings (Liverpool Regiment)
Died of wounds Tuesday 18th June 1918
Age 18
FromStoreton.
County Memorial Unknown
Commemorated\Buried Etaples Military Cemetery
CountryFrance

Alfred's Story.

Birkenhead News  20 July 1918

FATE OF A YOUNG BEBINGTON HERO.

Sad news was received some days ago of the death of Rifleman Alfred Royden. The intimation was made to his parents, who reside at 20, School Lane, Higher Bebington. He was one of Bebington’s youngest heroes, and the news will be a great blow to all who new him. He was drafted out to France on April 18th, and on May 18th was wounded slightly. On recovery, after a few days up the line he was severely gassed, and died on June 18th in the base hospital. His father was telegraphed for, and reached France just in time to see his son before he passed away. Mr. Royden saw his son buried with military honours in a military cemetery. Rifleman Royden was formerly a member of the C.L.B., Higher Bebington, and was highly spoken of by the captain, Mr. G. B. Eaton. He was the youngest of the Royden family, and died at the age of 18 years and 11 months. He has also two brothers serving with the colours.