25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


Alfred Ernest (Edward) POMEROY

Alfred was born in 1890 in Norwich, Norfolk, the son of Frank Pomeroy, a manager, and Annie (nee Crozier). In the 1911 census Alfred is listed as a cook.

Name: Alfred Ernest Pomeroy
Birth Place: Norwich
Residence: Shepherd's Bush, W.
Death Date: 8 Sep 1915
Death Location: Home
Enlistment Location: Putney
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)
Battalion: City of London Yeomanry
Number: 2872
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Home

[Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919]

Alfred is one of three soldiers listed as dying in East Dereham, Norfolk on the September 8th 1915.  The commander of a Zeppelin (L14 ) jetisoned its bombs over the town because of engine problems before returning for home. It was one of four Zeppelins, three which were directed against London and one against an ironworks at Skinningrove.
[The Great War Forum - http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=89831]

In Memory of

Lance Corporal A F POMEROY

2872, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)
formerly 2nd/1st London Cyclist Bn. , Army Cyclist Corps

who died on 08 September 1915

Remembered with honour - East Dereham Cemetery

[Note - CWGC has his second initial as F. which is incorrect, should be E.]
[Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission]

Note - Pomeroy was at some stage was either transferred or seconded to or from the 25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
as the 25th Regiment badge is on the CWGC grave stone below.

Photo courtesy of Leo Reynolds.


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