Albert Zipfel

Albert was born in 1899, the eldest son of Richard and Alice Zipfel of No 7 The Row, Weeting.

As is often the case, his enlistment and service records cannot be found, but he makes an appearance in the Thetford & Watton Times of 5 October 1918:

Weeting soldier Gassed

News, which is official, has reached Mr & Mrs R H Zipfel, Weeting, that their eldest son, Pte Albert Zipfel, Suffolk Regt, is suffering from gas poison. This was caused on September 14th by the explosion of a German gas shell. He is in hospital.

The medal rolls suggest that the newspaper recorded the wrong regiment, as the only Private A Zipfel served in the Essex Regiment. He was awarded the War and Victory medals.

Victory Medal

British War Medal

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