FUS. A. TIFFANY
FIRST NAMES: Albert
UNIT: 1st Northumberland Fusiliers
MARITAL STATUS: Married
OCCUPATION: Motor Mechanic
STATUS: Killed in Action
DATE OF DEATH: Exact Date Unknown
WHERE BURIED: Dunkirk Memorial, France
MEDALS: 1939-45 Star, Victory Medal, Defence Medal
Albert Tiffany was born at Kirkstall in Leeds in 1914 and was brother to William. He moved with his parents to Northallerton at a very early age. He attended the National school at East Road and after leaving at the age of fourteen he worked for Nichol's Pumps on Boroughbridge Road. He then worked as a mechanic at his step -father's garage at the end of Zetland Street on East Road.
He married a local girl, but the marriage failed and so, with his best pal Len Carr, he decided to join the army. On 22nd July 1934 the pair of them travelled to Newcastle to offer their services to the Northumberland Fusiliers. After training Albert ended up as a steward in officers mess at Fenner Barracks in Newcastle. During mess functions such as an officers mess ball or official dining-in nights, he was required to dress up in the livery of a steward/butler. The photograph above shows Albert in all his glory.
In 1938 Albert's pal Len Carr was posted to Palestine and they never met again. When war broke out in 1939, Albert was sent with the BEF to France and was involved in the fierce fighting during the retreat to Dunkirk. It was during these running battles against overwhelming odds, that Albert, fighting as an infantryman, was killed. He body was never found. Albert Tiffany is remembered on the Dunkirk War Memorial Part 4 Column 40. He is also remembered on the Northallerton War Memorial and the All Saints Church Memorial.
Albert was aged 26 years.