||Killed in action 26th March 1918
- Son of Alfred and Mary Platt.
- His father was a labourer on the coal pit bank (name of pit not known)
- He was the 2nd youngest of eight children and lived at Balterley Heath
- He was 15 years old when war broke out.
- He enlisted in Newcastle-under-Lyme into the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
- He was killed at Pozieres (Battle of Pozières) 26th March 1918 aged 19. In March and April 1918 the Germans drove the Allies back over the Somme battlefields; there were many casualties. Advance to victory didn’t begin until August.
- No marked grave.
- Alfred is remembered amongst 14,000 others from the March –August 1918 period on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 52- 54. 6k NE of Albert.