Albert Partington

Albert Partington was born on 15th April 1894 in Hatton and baptised on 31st May that year at Daresbury. He was the son of Joseph Partington (born Bartington) and his wife Mary Alice (nee Cottrell) who was born at Keckwick.

In 1901 the family were living in Hatton Village and included Albert (7), Francis (15), Bertha (12), Edith (11) and Martha Ann (10). There was also an older brother Herbert, born in 1882. Their father was a cattleman on a farm.

Ten years later, Albert was living at home with his parents and Bertha and Martha Ann, the other children having left home. They lived in Factory Yard in Hatton and Albert was working as a general worker on a farm, whilst his father was a farm labourer.

Albert served in the Great War as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, 20th Heavy Battery, with the service number 70179. It was not clear which theatre of war he was engaged in. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his war service.

The electoral roll for 1918 recorded Albert as an absent voter in Hatton; his father died the same year. In spring 1919 he had still not returned from the war, but when he did he lived with his mother in Factory Yard and resumed his work at Parr’s Farm, which later became Longton’s Farm.

Albert married Ellen Wilkinson, who was born in Whitley, in the spring of 1926 and they started married life at Factory Yard. Albert and Ellen had four children: Joan, born 1927, Joseph A., born 1929, Stanley, born 1931 and Hilda, born 1936.

The 1939 Register showed the family as living at Factory Yard. Albert was employed as a horseman on a farm. His mother had died the previous year. Albert lived in Hatton all his life and was employed at Hatton Hall Farm as a farm worker. He was also a member of the Millstone Darts Club.

Albert Partington died on 24th October 1957 at Warrington General Hospital and was interred at All Saints, Daresbury on November 1st. Ellen passed away in 1993. Albert was 63 years of age.