Albans with Military Careers

Virtually every male Alban for three generations who survived to adulthood had a military career. I have discovered military careers for
  • Thomas Clifton Alban (abt. 1826-1864), Uncle Tom’s grandfather - 8th Bombay Native Infantry, died in Guernsey at the age of 38, having attained the post of Deputy Judge-Advocate-General H M S Bombay Staff Corps;
  • Frederick Alban (1833-1912), Uncle Tom’s great uncle, brother of Thomas C Alban - 8th Bombay Native Infantry, same as his elder brother;
  • Clifton Frederick Samuel Alban (1854-1935) Uncle Tom’s uncle and William G Alban’s brother, Bombay Staff Corps, Indian Service Corps and 7th Bombay Native Infantry.
  • Reginald George William Evelyn Alban (1899-1983) another of Uncle Tom's uncles served with the 2/7th Gurkhas prior to becoming a political agent in the Middle East through the Indian Political department list.
  • Thomas Frederick William Stead Alban - Uncle Tom (1887-1978) Territorial Force, Berkshire Battalion, Royal Horse Artillery 1 Jul 1908 - 14 Mar 1915, British Royal Engineers, temporary 2nd lieutenant, 1915-16 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment  15 March 1915-10 Jan 1916 2nd lieutenant, 1916-19 Royal Engineers 11 Jan 1916-2 Apr 1919 acting Major, Camouflage Corps, Continuous war service (France) 9 Oct 1915- 2 Apr 1919. Enlisted in the Australian Infantry Force for 5 years 1921-1926 
    • Five of Uncle Tom’s first cousins:
      • Clifton Frederick Alban (1897-1917) 59th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 7th Battalion London Regiment, shot down over France, his death commemorated on the Arras Flying Services in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France;
      • Rollo Charles Stacpole Alban (born Benjamin Brabazon Yeates Alban, 1895-1916) 8th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force, died an ANZAC at Gallipoli, Turkey, his death commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey;
      • Arthur Hugh Alban Alban, DFC (1892-1978) Royal Field Artillery;
      • Evan Charles Harry Alban (1887-1974) Royal Artillery, Cavalry Royal Field Artillery, and
      • Clifton Edwin Rawdon Grant Alban, DSO, MBE (1889-1964) The King's (Liverpool Regiment), South Staffordshire Regiment, Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, Kings Regiment, Aide de Camp to the King.
      • Clifton Benbow, (1799-1881), Uncle Tom’s great uncle, 15th Native Infantry, Bombay Army. His sister Anne Benbow married William Yeates Alban (see below)

    The exception was Thomas F W S Alban’s uncle, Arthur David Alban (1862-1927) who served in the British diplomatic service, including a period as British Consul in Cairo, Egypt.