A Marlow war veteran was remembered with a graveside service, which marked 100 years since his death.

In 1900, a 14-year-old Albert Langdon lived in Marlow High Street with his parents and siblings, attending Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School.

In 1911 he was a Post Office clerk and, in January 9, 1915, he enlisted in the army and was trained as an office telegraphist in the Royal Engineers.

He was transferred to the 11th Signal Company on the January 17 that year, and then embarked for the Mediterranean in July 1915 with the British Expeditionary Force moving forward to Gallipoli via Egypt.

Mr Langdon returned to England and joined the Signal Depot in July 1916, and later embarked for France in March 1917 serving with two signal companies.

He came back to England for good in May 1918, and was awarded the 1915 Star, the British and Victory medals all of which were signed for by his father, a retired postmaster who was by then living at Portlands Villas, Marlow.

Mr Langdon died of pneumonia aged 32 at the Military Hospital in Newark on February 23, 1919, while on demobilization leave.

The Marlow Society chairman Martin Blunkell said: “Having experienced three years of war in both Egypt and the Western Front, Sapper Albert Langdon deserved a better fate than to die of pneumonia.”

His funeral was held at the Holy Trinity Church, with tributes pouring in from the Old Borlasian Club and Post Office staff in Marlow and Llandudno.

Mr Langdon was buried in the west corner of the Holy Trinity churchyard and is remembered on memorials in All Saints’ Church and at Sir William Borlase’s.

Exactly a hundred years after his death, a graveside service, led by the Revd Sarah Fitzgerald, was held to remember Mr Langdon.

Marlow mayor Chris Funnell joined Cathy Wells, president of the Old Borlasian Association, members of the Royal British Legion and the Marlow Remembers WW1 Association.

Mr Blunkell added: “This was the penultimate of a series of graveside memorial services held on the 100th anniversary of the death of each local serviceman who lies in our district.”