Albert French Commemoration Event Film - 15th June 2014
Albert French was born in New Bradwell and lived most of his life in Wolverton. He joined up with the King’s Royal Rifles in October 1915 without the knowledge of his family and died, at the young age of 16, near Ploegsteert in Belgium on 15th June 1916. His story came to light when his letters were discovered in his sister’s belongings after her death. They form one of the core collections within our Great War archive.
As part of Living Archive’s Heritage Lottery funded Great War Centenary project there was a special performance on Sunday 15th June at The MK Rose, Campbell Park.
Albert’s story was shared through extracts from the letters and songs inspired by them, with the help of students of a similar age from Shenley Brook End School and the Living Archive Band. The event concluded with a poem written by Milton Keynes’ Poet Laureate Mark Niel which was inspired by Albert’s story.
Click on the link below to see the a film made of the event.
To find out more about Albert French visit his website