Albert has spent the last twenty-one years living in a nursing home and, being predeceased by all but two grandsons, looked likely to be buried with few to pay their respects; but this has changed thanks to the efforts of the home's manager Chris Homer.
I am am writing this in the hope that anyone who might know anything of Albert's service (or other) life might see this and give me more information to make the eulogy fit the man more closely.
I know he served as a Royal Marine and the last rank I can find is that of Sgt.
I also know that he received a BEM in the 1945 birthday honours and appears to have originally hailed from Burnley.
Any additional information would be most gratefully received (please either post as comment or email me).
Albert Vaughan R.M. BEM
1924 - 2013