Person record: WEST, Alfred J., F.R.G.S.  (1857-1937)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameAlfred John WEST  F.R.G.S.
Relevance of this person

photographer, cinematographer and partner in photographic business

Main period of activity1880s-1900s

Many thanks to David Clover for information about his great-grandfather Alfred West and his work.

Relationships to other peopleson of WEST, George  (c.1816-1885)
brother of WEST, George  (1841-1906)
brother of WEST, William J.  (1849-1905)
1 August 1857born atGosport, Hampshire, England
1880-1913~22partnerG. West & Son
1881resident97 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, England
3 April 188123census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1165.47.14
– occupation “Photographer”
1886resident16 Campbell Terrace, Southsea, Hampshire, England
1891-1901residentRozel, 7 Villiers Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England
5 April 189133census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/874.28.11
– occupation “Photographer”
31 March 190143census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/989.56.26
– occupation “Photographer”
1937resident18 Wimbledon Park Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England
10 January 193779died atSouthsea, Hampshire, England
2 March 1937archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1937 p.390
(* = main subject)

* Our Navy web site
  –  an excellent account of the activities of Alfred West and his business

* Stephen Herbert and Luke McKernan (editors), Who's who of Victorian cinema: a worldwide survey (London: British Film Institute, 1996), pp. 149-150
  –  biography and account of his film work

Notes in OMLJ 6.76 (September 1895)
  –  photos of America's Cup yacht race

Notes in OMLJ 10.126 (November 1899)
  –  'Our Navy' lantern shows at London Polytechnic

Lucerna ID no. 6003225Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016