Born to Firley and Rebecca Baum, of 150 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, Loughborough.
Moved to Middleton-inTeesdale before the war for work and became a member of Middleton's Male Voice Choir. Volunteered for Lord Kitchener's Army (Darlington Pals) in October 1914 and undertook training in Coxhoe. Served in both Egypt and France
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Private Alfred Baum, Middleton, shot by sniper