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Albert Halton
Birth: May 1, 1893
Death: Jul. 24, 1971

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award for his actions as a private in the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), of the British Army on October 12, 1917 at the First Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium (part of the Third Battle of Ypres) during World War I. He was born in Carnforth, Lancashire, England. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 12 October 1917 near Poelcapelle, Belgium, after the objective had been reached, Private Halton rushed forward about 300 yards under very heavy fire and captured a machine-gun and its crew which was causing heavy losses to our men. He then went out again and brought in 12 prisoners, showing the greatest disregard for his own safety and setting a fine example to those round him." After being discharged from the British Army in May 1919 he became an ironworker, retiring in 1961. He died in Lancaster, Lancashire, England at the age of 78. His Victoria Cross and other war medals are on display at The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum in Lancaster. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium
Lancaster
City of Lancaster
Lancashire, England
 
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Record added: Apr 10, 2005
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Albert Halton
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
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- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Jul. 24, 2016
Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Aug. 7, 2015

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 1, 2015
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