Alfred Francis was born in 1893 the only son of Sarah Jane Francis.
He lived with his Mother and Grandfather, Pryce Francis a former Trefonen coal miner in No 2 Pottery Row Cottages, Trefonen .
After leaving school he was employed as a farm labourer for H.O Stokes of Trefarcladd Farm.
At the age of 21 he enlisted with the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry at Llansantffraid on the 6th March 1914
Military Record including Regimental and Battalion Information
Having enlisted in March 1914 his Battalion was mobilised in August 1914 and spent two years in training as a part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade.
Much of their training took place in Norfolk and the photo below shows the Yeomanry at Holt Park Camp nr Aylsham in 1915