Albert Payne

Albert Payne was Private in the Hampshire Regiment 10th Bn. service number 16508, enlisted at Colchester. He was formerly number 54481 Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was 27 when killed in action, Balkans, on 7th December 1915.

His grave is at Doiran Memorial, Greece.

Albert was born and lived in "Bromley", son of Robert and Nora Payne, of Little Bromley.

Research note: Unfortunately we don’t know much about “A Payne” on the Little Bromley memorial. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records shows us an Albert Payne, son of Robert and Nora Payne, of Little Bromley, who was in the 10th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, Private No 16508 (formerly No 54481 in the Royal Garrison Artillery). He was killed in action aged 27 and is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial in Greece.
The regiment number leads us to his medal and personal effects records, but as yet we have not been able to tie him or his parents down to Little Bromley. There were several Payne families, and still a Paynes Lane in the village, and we hope some more information will turn up at some stage.