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Albert Broster joined the Manchester City Police at the age of 23 on 13th November 1911, he had previously been employed as a miner.

Albert married Amy Williams on 31st October 1914 at St. Saviours Church, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.

Albert Broster left the Police Force on 27th January 1915, being embodied into the 17th Manchester Regiment, he was given the service number 9256. He was quickly promoted to Corporal, sometime before sailing to France on 8th November 1915.

Later, Albert was transferred into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and given the service number 27038. It is not known which Battalion he served with.

Serjeant Albert Broster was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the field. The award was published in the London Gazette on 28th July 1917 and featured in the Manchester Evening News on 30th July 1917.




Albert was discharged due to wounds on 1st November 1918. He was given the Silver War Badge number B33923.

Albert Broster rejoined the Manchester City Police on 25th June 1919, serving up until his retirement on 13th November 1936.

Unfortunately his military service records have survived.

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