Albert Narracott (played by Jeremy Irvine) is a caring, and loving 15 year old boy living in the southwestern England county of Devon in 1914.His beloved Jo ey is sold to the military to serve the British army. He goes on a long adventure to get him back. Later, he later marries Maise Cobbledick. The book describes it more but the movie tells you more. Albert went to war with joey and saved his life at war..