Albert Poynts( Poyntz, Points)

Albert was born on 18 January 1899 in Saxlingham Nethergate. His parents were William and Ellen (nee Aldis) Poyntz. His father was a carpenter and he worked on the Saxlingham Nethergate Estate. They had twelve children one of whom died before 1911.

Albert’s siblings were;

William born 3 February 1888

George born 1890

Charles born 1892

Ellen born 1895

Isaac born 14 December 1896

Edward born 1902

Cecil born 1 August 1903

Jonathan born 13 December 1906

Arthur born 15 March 1908

Leonard born 23 December 1909

The family lived on the Street, Saxlingham Nethergate.

Albert was baptised in St. Mary’s Church, Saxlingham Nethergate on 24 May 1908 along with his sister Ellen and brothers Isaac, Edward, Jonathan and Arthur.

Albert’s service records have not survived. It is known that he was in the British Army Tank Corps and that his service number was 965821.

At the end of the war he returned to live in Saxlingham with his parents and other members of his family.

He did not marry.

In 1939 he was living on the Street, Saxlingham Nethergate and was working as a County Roadman. Also living at the same address were Cecil, Jonathan, Arthur, Leonard and Isaac. All his brothers except for Isaac were farm labourer. It was recorded that Isaac was incapacitated.

During the Second World War he worked at Woodhouse Farm, Saxlingham Thorpe. It is not known if this was full time or as well as his job as a roadman. He was known by the nickname Pinky.

Albert ‘Pinky’ Poyntz working at Woodhouse Farm during the Second World War with Hans, a German prisoner of war.

Albert died in December 1969 aged 70 years old.


England & Wales, Birth, marriage, death index 1837-2005

UK Census Collection

British Army Medal Roll Index cards, 1914-1920

1939 Register-

Norfolk Electoral Rolls-Southern Division Saxlingham Nethergate and Thorpe,  (Absent Voters Lists 1918-1920)

Norfolk, Church of England Diocesan Baptismal Records, Saxlingham Nethergate.

Photograph of Albert, courtesy of Edna Carr. Albert was her grandmother, Ellen Poynts,’ brother.

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