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Narborough, Private William George, 8th North Staffordshire Regiment, of the Star Brewery, Bury Road. Killed in action in France on 3 June 1918. Age 19. Born in Chichley, Bucks. Son of Mr W. and Elizabeth. Courmas British Cemetery.

Needham, Second Lieutenant Joseph Walter David, 48th Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps, of “Hill Brow”. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Articled to Mr WR Locke, the Borough Surveyor. Was one of the first and youngest members to join the Hemel Hempstead Volunteer Company at the start of the war. He transferred to the Inns of Court Regiment and later became a cadet with the Royal Flying Corps. Died of wounds after crashing his plane whilst on a patrol over enemy lines on 12 November 1917. Age 19. Son of Edgar and Rhoda. Etaples Military Cemetery. (StP)

Newton, Private David George, 13th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in France on 31 July 1917. Age 31. Son of Emily of Grosvenor Terrace. Formerly employed as manager of the Anglo-American Oil Company. Buffs Road Cemetery.

Norris, George

Oakins, Lance Corporal Nimrod, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 29 Mill Street. Enlisted in August 1914. Killed in action in France on 17 May 1915. Age 24. Son of George and Lucy. Formerly employed as an attendant at Hill End Asylum. Le Touret Memorial. (StMA)

Oakley, Private Benjamin George, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Enlisted in August 1914 and was among first the 15 to sign on within first fortnight of recruiting campaign. Died of wounds in France on 4 December 1915. Born in St Pancras. Humbercamps Communal Cemetery Extension. (LVG)

Odell, Private William, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment, of 82 High Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 23 March 1918. Age 33. Son of William and Sarah. Pozieres Memorial.

Oldring, Corporal Edward Manning, Army Pay Corps, of 10 Glen View Gardens. Died on 21 February 1919. Age 27. Son of George and Ellen. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery. (MBC) (JD)

Oldring, Private Hubert John, 4th Grenadier Guards, of Hammerfield. Killed in action during the counter attack at the Battle of Loos on 16 October 1915. Age 21. Son of George and Ellen. Formerly employed with Mr GW Brooke, baker of St John’s Road. Loos Memorial. (MBC)

Orchard, Private Herbert, 1st / 4th York and Lancaster Regiment, 30 St John’s Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 12 June 1917. Loos Memorial.

Orchard, Corporal Walter, 62nd Royal Field Artillery. Killed on action in France on 23 April 1917. Age 23. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Husband of Nellie. He was a well known local footballer. Bunyans Cemetery. (JD)

Osborne, Private Arthur Hamilton (“Ted”), Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in a dug-out by shrapnel in action at Chocolate Hill, Turkey on 28 August 1915. Age 20. Born in Stoke Newington. Son of Arthur and Alice. Former member of Boxmoor Boy Scouts. Formerly employed as a clerk with Drapers’ Mutual Insurance Society, London. Green Hill Cemetery.

Owen, Private Albert Edward, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 8 Bury Hill. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in November 1914. Killed by a shell in his trench in France on 7 April 1916. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes. Carnoy Military Cemetery. (KB)

Pain, Private Major William, 69th Machine Gun Corps, of 117 Horsecroft Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 7 June 1917. Age 26. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD)

Palmer, J Rifle Brigade??

Parish, Private William John, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 24 Cotterells. Killed in action at Bethune on 20 May 1915. Age 21. Born in Brownhills, Staffs. Son of William. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Book Binding Dept. Le Touret Memorial. (JD) (StP)

Parkins, Private Bertie Walter, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 51 Chapel Street. Died of wounds in France on 26 June 1917. Age 23. Husband of Alice. Bethune Town Cemetery. (LVG) (StP)

Parr, Lance Corporal Charles Albert, 4th Middlesex Regiment, of 10 Bury Road. Wounded reported missing on 3 August 1917. Harlebeke New British Cemetery.

Parr, Lance Corporal Walter,1st South Wales Borderers. Killed in action on 26 September 1915. Born in Burton-on-Trent. Loos Memorial.

Patterson, Corporal Leman, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt) of Rucklers Lane. Killed in action at Ypres on 2 June 1916. Age 22. Son of Leonard and Annie. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Paxton, WC

Peek, Herbert John, of 1 Cemmaes Terrace. Enlisted in 1917. Served for seven months, five of which were spent in hospital. Died in West Herts Hospital on 29 May 1918. Age 26. (MBC)

Percival, Private Frederick, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 92 Railway Terrace. Killed in action in France on 29 April 1917. Age 21. Son of Paul. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Arras Memorial. (JD) (StMA)

Perkins, Private Victor George Thomas, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of the Three Horseshoes, Leverstock Green. Killed in action at the Somme on 22 March 1918. Age 20. Born in Richmond. Son of Tom and Mary. Formerly employed at The Dairy Outfit Company. Pozieres Memorial. (LVG)

Perry, Private George Thomas, 11th. Essex Regiment, of Chapel Street. Enlisted with the Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France on 11 April 1918. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills as a guillotine operator. Former goalkeeper for Hemel Hempstead Football Club. Polygon Wood Cemetery. (JD) (StP)

Peterson, Henry

Pettitt, Rifleman Edgar, 1st Rifle Brigade, of 28 Cotterells. Veteran of the Boer War. Enlisted with the Rifle Brigade (British African Force). Killed in action at St Yves, Belgium on 24 March 1915. Age 30.

Pettitt, Second Lieutenant William Thomas, 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, of Marlowes. Joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1906. Wounded in September 1914. Killed by a shell in action at Passchendaele on 19 April 1918. Age 30. Son of William and Elizabeth. Husband of Emily. Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery.

Philbey, Private James Henry, 16th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), of 10 Bridge Street. Killed in action on 16 April 1918. Age 33. Son of Jane and the late Edward. Husband of Caroline. Pozieres Memorial.

Phillips, Driver G, of 93 Railway Terrace – Royal Welsh Fus. ? (StMA) ?

Picton, F

Picton, Pivate Stanley, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Anchor Lane. Killed in action on 11 July 1916. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Husband of Ellen. Thiepval Memorial. (JD)

Pigg, Private Walter William, 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), of 20 Glenview Gardens. Enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action on 2 July 1916. Age 23. Son of Daniel and Sarah, formerly of Hammerfield Post Office. Formerly apprenticed to Mr PJ Cook, clothier of Apsley. Gorre British and Indian Cemetery.

Piggott, Corporal Willie, 1st The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), of Ebberns Road. Killed in action in France on 27 September 1918. Age 30. Born in Tatternhoe. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. (JD) (StMA) (TW)

Plummer, Private William Charles, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 28 May 1916. Age 17. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Le Touret Military Cemetery. (JD)

Potts, Private Charles Henry, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 15 Herbert Street. Enlisted with the Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds on 3 October 1918. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (StP)

Poulter, Private Samuel, Hertfordshire Regiment, of 14 Orchard Street. Served for two years as a private in the Hemel Hempstead Company of 2nd Volunteer Battalion of Hertfordshire Regiment. He volunteered for two month’s duty as part of the special service section in connection with the Government’s appeal for 15,000 Volunteers. He was found dead in his tent at a camp in Essex with a self-inflicted wound to his throat on 23 July 1918. Age 42. Formerly employed in the Traffic, Export and Case Making Dept. of John Dickinson’s. St Mary’s Churchyard, Apsley. (StMA)

Pratt, Private Reginald, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment, of 41 Puller Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 26 September 1916. Age 18. Son of Thomas and Eliza. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Thiepval Memorial. (JD)

Pratt, Private Sidney, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 43 Astley Road. Killed in action on 1 July 1916. Age 18. Son of Frank. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery.

Pratt, Private Walter Sydney, 11th Royal Fusiliers, of Watford. Formerly in the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France on 7 August 1918. Age 18. Born in Hemel Hempstead. Son of Sydney and Eleanor. Beacon Cemetery.

Pratt, Private Walter James, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 20 July 1917. Gaza War Cemetery.

Prentice, Henry – same as Harry of Tring ??

Quartermass, Corporal Robert Alfred, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 56 High Street, Berkhamsted. Killed in action in France on 28 September 1916. Age 27. Son of John and Henrietta of Bods End Farm. Husband of Mary. Thiepval Memorial. (BK)

Radford, Private Colin Barnes, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 2 High Street. Killed in action at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge on 31 July 1917. Age 19. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Artillery Wood Cemetery. (JD)

Ratcliffe, Private William Daniel, 1st / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Palestine on 30 October 1918. Alexandria War Memorial Cemetery. (StP)

Read, Bombardier Albert, 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, of 68 Bury Road. Died of wounds (bullet in his lung) in France on 15 May 1917. Age 21. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (KB)

Reeves, Private Sidney Charles, 12th Middlesex Regiment, of Herbert Street. Enlisted with the Essex Regiment. Killed by shell fire at Passchendaele on 17 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. (MBC)

Reneville, Lance Corporal Albert Harry, 8thBedfordshire Regiment, of 1 Russell Place. Enlisted in September 1914. Died of wounds on 8 January 1916. Age 28. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Husband of Daisy. Wimereux Communal Cemetery. (JD)

Rhodes, Boy 2ndClass RW, Royal Navy. Died on board HMS “Ganges” on 28 November 1918. St Mary’s Churchyard, Apsley. (StMA)

Robbins, Sergeant Ernest, 12thSomerset Light Infantry, of Nash Mills. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 12 August 1918. Age 37. Formerly employed as a papermaker at Nash Mills. Son of George and Ruth. St Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery. (JD) (StMA)

Robbins, Private William, 12thEast Surrey Regiment, of 20 Sunny Hill Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 23 March 1918. Born in Brackley, Northants. Arras Memorial.

Rodwell, Lance Corporal Bernard Thomas, 20thAustralian Infantry, of 77 Weymouth Street. Served at Galliopoli and his battalion formed the rearguard in the retreat from there and was one of the last to leave. Killed in action at the Somme on 29 July 1916. Age 22. Formerly employed at John Dickinson’s before emigrating to Australia. Becourt Military Cemetery. (StMA) (TW)

Rodwell, Private Herbert Thomas, 6thBedfordshire Regiment, of 77 Weymouth Street. Enlisted at the start of war. Served in France from July 1915. Died of wounds in France on 17 April 1917. Age 24. Son of Herbert and Minnie. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Engineers’ Shop. Duisans British Cemetery. (JD) (StMA)

Room, Lance Corporal Frederick, 4th Bedordshire Regiment, of 117 Lower Marlowes. Killed in action in France on 20 February 1918. Born in Dunstable. Thiepval Memorial.

Roome, Private Ernest William, 2nd Genadier Guards, Nash Mills. Killed in action in France on 27 March 1918. Age 39. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Husband of Elizabeth. Merville Communal Cemetery. (JD)

Ross, Edward Richard

Rowley, Lance Corporal Montague, of 54 Cowper Road. Royal Welsh Fus.??

Saunders, Stoker 1st Class Alfred Edward, Royal Navy HMS “Queen Mary”. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Saunders, Private Frederick Arthur, 2nd the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of 1 Winifred Road. Enlisted with the Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France on 14 March 1917. Age 28. Born in Ealton Bray, Beds. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Book Dept. Member of Dickinson’s Silver Band. Queens Cemetery. (JD) (StMA) (TW)

Saunders, Private T, of 1 Winifred Road.

Scraggs, Private Albert Victor, Royal Fusiliers. Enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action on 24 April 1918. Age 21. Born in Islington. Son of Annie. Pozieres Memorial.

Sear, Private Harry, 5th Machine Gun Corps, of Bath Street. Enlisted in the Hertfordshire Regiment three months before the outbreak of war. Proceeded to France in September 1914. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps in September 1915. Died of wounds on 4 June 1918. Age 24. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of Walter and Sarah. Tannay British Cemetery. (JD)

Sear, Private Joseph Walter, 1stBedfordshire Regiment. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action in Belgium on 20 April 1915. Poperinge Old Military Cemetery.

Sear, Private Sidney Herbert, 4th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action at Pilkem Ridge on 10 October 1917. Born in Watford and attended Watford Grammar School. Brother of Elsie of Boxmoor. Canada Farm Cemetery.

Sear, Private Sydney (MBC)

Searle, Sergeant Arthur William Joseph, 176th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery, of 110 Cotterells. Enlisted in September 1914. Seriously wounded in the abdomen on 7 June (his 22nd birthday) and died on 12 June 1917 in hospital. Served in the army before the war in Malta. He was the first local boy to be presented by the late Alderman Randall with a silver watch for eight years perfect attendance at school and never being late during that period. Son of Albert and Emily. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery. (StP)

Searl, Private Thomas, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 23 March 1918. Age 19. Son of Thomas James and Emily of 17 Cemetery Road. Arras Memorial.
War Memorial has incorrect spelling – “Searle”

Sears, William Walter, Royal Engineers. Discharged after receiving splinter wound to the eye. Died at home of stomach cancer in January 1918. Age 53. Leverstock Green Churchyard. Surname recorded incorrectly as “Sear” on Hemel Hempstead War Memorial. (LVG)

Secretan, Second Lieutenant Reginald Herbert, Hertfordshire Regiment, of Bennetts End. Killed in action on 31 July 1917. Age 22. Son of Herbert. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (LVG)

Sells, Private Leonard, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 17 February 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Thiepval Memorial. (JD) (StP)

Sharp, Private Frank, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment, of 59 St John’s Road. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 14 April 1918. Age 19. Son of James Frederick and Ellen. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD)

Sharp, Private Frederick James, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 59 St John’s Road. Killed in action at on 21 April 1915. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of James Frederick and Ellen. Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery. (JD)

Shepherd, Private Robert, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 20 July 1916. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Loos Memorial. CWGC records his surname as “Shephard”. (JD) (StMJ)

Simons, Private Willam, 75th Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died of pneumonia at Bramshott near Aldershot on 21 January 1919. Age 34. Son of Thomas and Phoebe of High Street Green. (StP) Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Sims, Walter Henry Booker (“Harry”), Royal Marines Light Infantry. He took part in the Battle of Jutland on board HMS “Princess Royal”. In February 1919 he fell from the ship’s rigging and landed on his head. He died in West Herts Hospital on 17 October 1919 as a result of a heart attack caused by his injuries.

Slough, Private Andrew, 15th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of 142 London Road. Killed in action on 11 July 1916. Age 19. Son of the late Henry. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. London Cemetery and Extension. (JD)

Slough, Sick Berth Attendant Albert Joseph, HMS “Queen Mary” Royal Navy of 142 London Road. Killed in action on 31 May 1916. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Slough, Private Robert James, 171st Devonshire Regiment, of 37 Bridge Street. Enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery before transferring to the 6th Labour Corps. Killed in action in France on 15 April 1918. Age 36. Son of Henry and Emily. St Pierre Cemetery.

Smeathman, Lieutenant Cecil, 1st Leicestershire Regiment. He went to the Front in September 1914. Wounded by a shell in the trenches at Rue du Bois on 23 October and died of wounds in the Base Hospital at Bailleul on 24 October 1914. Age 25. Third and youngest son of Lovel and Frances Ann of South Hill. Bailleul Communal Cemetery.

Smeathman, Lieutenant Julian Missenden, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in the first Battle of Ypres on 24 October 1914. Age 26. Son of Lovel and Frances of South Hill. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Smith, Private Alfred A, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 23 Mill Street. Formerly with the Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in France in his brother’s arms (Pt Noah Smith) on 5 May 1916. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes, and a member of the Spotted Bull Quoit Club. (KB) (StMA)

Smith, Private Albert Thomas, 1st Tank Corps, of 1 Harvey Place. Died of mustard gas poisoning in hospital France on 4 October 1918. Age 19. Son of Charles and Sarah. Terlincthun British Cemetery. (StP)

Smith, Private Frederick Sidney, 20th Hussars. Killed in action at Ypres on 30 October 1914. Age 21. Born in Barnes, London. Son of Charles and Alice of The Whip and Collar, Two Waters. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Smith, Lance Corporal Henry, 6th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), of Henry Street. Killed in action in France on 19 September 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. (LVG) (StMJ)

Smith, Sapper Percy George, 247th Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France on 30 September 1918. Age 25. Son of William and Emily. Formerly employed with Mr C Hilderley. Member of the choir of St John’s, Boxmoor. Cantaing British Cemetery.

Smith, Lance Corporal William Thomas, 1st Royal Scots, of 4 Cemetery Hill. Killed in action on 28 April 1915. Age 27. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Snowden, Lieutenant Harcourt John, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in by a sniper on 11 January 1915. Age 27. Son of Rev. Harcourt CV Snowden. Formerly employed as a master at Lockers Park. He played cricket for Hemel Hempsted. Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery.

Sommerville, Lance Corporal William, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 8 Corner Hall. Served in the Boer War with the City Imperial Volunteers. Killed in actrion on 5 May 1915. Age 35. Born in St Pancras. Husband of Alice. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD) (StMA)

Sorrow, William

Sproat, Lance Corporal Isaac, 18th Wagon Erecting Corps, Royal Engineers of 11 Sebright Road. Died of wounds on 16 November 1918. Age 31. Son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth. Husband of Agnes. Les Baraques Military Cemetery.

Spurr, Private Albert, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 9 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Spurr, Private George, Labour Corps. Enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France on 2 November 1917.

Spurr, Private John Thomas, 5th Labour Corps, of 86 High Street. Enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment. Died of injuries after falling off a lorry in Norwich on 17 July 1918. Age 30. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Spurr, Lance Corporal John William, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, of 3 Bowers Cottages. Died of wounds in France on 28 October 1917. Age 24. Mont Huon Military Cemetery.

Squires, Corporal George, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 16 August 1917. Born in Thame. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Composing Dept. Tyne Cot Cemetery. (JD)

Stephens, Leonard

Stone, Private Alfred, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 13 July 1916. Heilly Station Cemetery.

Stone, Private Arthur, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 248 Holly Bush Row. Killed in action at Ypres on 19 April 1916. Age 31. Son of George and Harriet. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Sturdy, Lance Corporal Richard, 16th Lancers (The Queen’s), Killed in action at Ypres on 5 November 1914. Age 25. Born in Kent. Son of Rose. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Talbot, Lieutenant Humfrey Richard, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’ Own), of Marchmont House. His trench was hit by a shell and there were many men killed and wounded. He attended to the wounds of his men despite being injured himself. Died of head wounds at Ypres on 13 November 1914. Age 25. Son of Gustavus (Mayor of Hemel Hempstead) and Susan. Ypres Town Cemetery.

Taylor, Private Frederick, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Leverstock Green. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 September 1916. Age 34. Husband of Kate. Thiepval Memorial. (LVG)

Tebby, Sapper Alfred George, Royal Engineers, of 32 Alma Road. He was given four months temporary military exemption for his occupation in March 1916. Died of influenza and pneumonia in Italy on 9 November 1918. Age 33. Born in Berkhamsted. Formerly branch manager of a furniture store at 4 Cheapside, Hemel Hempstead. Tezze British Cemetery.

Thorn, Private Edwin, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 5 Bennetts End. Killed in action at Le Cateau on 23 October 1918. Age 25. Son of Walter. Highland Cemetery. (LVG)

Thorne, Private Gordon, 7th East Surrey Regiment, of 62 Cotterells. Enlisted in September 1914. Badly gassed in 1915. Killed in action in France on 5 August 1917. Age 32. Born in Chesham. Son of William. Tilloy British Cemetery.

Timson, Private George Albert, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of “The Red Lion”, Leverstock Green. Killed in action at Arras on 23 April 1917. Formerly employed at John Dickinson’s Nash Mills. Arras Memorial. (JD) (LVG)

Tomlin, Private Daniel (“Little Danny”), 5th Middlesex Regiment, of 73 Horsecroft Road. He was given a month’s exemption from military service in March 1916 in order to look after his widowed mother, Elizabeth. Killed by machine gun fire in action at Voormezelle on 21 November 1916. Age 37. Formerly employed for 21 years by John Dickinson’s in the Stock Dept. Voormezelle Enclosure No.3. (JD)

Townsend, Private Frederick, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 5 May 1916. Age 28. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension.

Vaughan, Lance Corporal Charles James, 1st Leicestershire Regiment, of Adeyfield Cottage. Killed in action on 15 September 1916. Age 21. Born in Redbourn. Son of Daniel and Rachel. Thiepval Memorial. (StP)

Vercoe, Corporal Francis Horward, 145th Royal Garrison Artillery, of 18 West View Road. Awarded the DCM with bar for two acts of gallantry. Died of wounds 4 June 1917. Age 28. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of James and Mary. Underhill Farm Cemetery. (JD)

Viney, Private Charles Alfred, 15th Sherwood Foresters, of 70 Marlowes. Killed in action in France on 28 March 1918. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Lilian. Pozieres Memorial.

Wade, Sergeant William, Royal Field Artillery, of 17 Paradise. Enlisted in 1912 and served in France and Egypt. Wounded in France in 1914. Discharged from the army in 1917. Died on 31 May 1919 of tuberculosis. Son of WJ. Husband of Nellie. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Waller, Private Thomas, 11th Essex Regiment, of 39 London Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 28 June 1917. Age 28. Son of Henry and Mary. Husband of Mabel. Philosophe British Cemetery. (MBC) (StMA)

Ward, Frank Samuel, 667th Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps. Enlisted in 1916 with the Norfolk Regiment. Died of pneumonia following influenza on 19 November 1918. Son of John and Eleanor of Croydon. Formerly employed by WJ Clarke, draper. Former organist at Great Gaddesden Church and St Paul’s Church, Hemel Hempstead. Kingswood Churchyard, Surrey. (StP)

Webb, Lance Corporal Walter, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Leverstock Green. Killed in action in France on 4 February 1917. Age 36. Born in St Albans. Husband of Jane. Ancre British Cemetery. (LVG)

Wellman, Rifleman Ernest Arthur, 2nd Queen’s Westminster Rifles, of “Highfield”, St Albans Road. Died of wounds on 7 November 1917. Age 30. Born in London. Husband of Clara. Formerly employed as a paper expert at Apsley Mills. Beersheba War Cemetery. (JD) (MBC)

Wells, Leading Stoker James, HMS “Queen Mary” Royal Navy. Killed in action on 31 May 1916. Son of Elizabeth and the late John of Tring. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (StMA)

Welman, C

Westwood, Lance Corporal Denis Augustus, 26th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action on 15 September 1916. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Annie. Formerly employed at Cooper’s of Berkhamsted. Thiepval Memorial. (StMA)

Wheldon-Williams, Lieutenant Victor W, 13th Middlesex Regiment, of Claremont, Boxmoor. Wounded and gassed in April 1916. Accidentally killed on 6 July 1916. Age 21. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Member of the Cadet Corps for five years. Son of Mrs. Fanny Wheldon-Williams of Corner Hall. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery.

Widdows, Private Albert Ernest, 9th Royal Fusiliers, of 121 Horsecroft Road. Died of wounds on 21 October 1917. Monchy British Cemetery.

Wilkins, Private Richard William, 13th London Regiment. Killed in action on 9 April 1917. Age 30. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of William and Millicent of St Leonards-on-Sea. London Cemetery. (JD) (StMA)

Wilkinson, Second Lieutenant Ernest Alexander, 2nd Leicestershire Regiment of George Street. Killed in action in France on 25 September 1915 whilst in charge of a bomb-throwing party. Loos Memorial.

Wilkinson, Second Lieutenant William Donald, 5th Essex Regiment, of George Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 14 November 1916. Member of Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club. Thiepval Memorial.

Williams, Private Charles, of 93 Railway Terrace Royal Welsh Fus.??

Windmill, Gunner William, 72nd Royal Field Artillery,of Leverstock Green. Died of wounds on 1 October 1918. Born in St Albans. Sunken Road Cemetery. (StA)

Wiseman, Private Leonard, 13th Royal Sussex Regiment, of 3 Victoria Terrace, Albion Hill. Killed in action at the Somme on 26 March 1918. Age 19. Son of the late Samuel and Mary. Pozieres Memorial. (MBC)

Wombwell, Private Herbert, Machine Gun Corps, of Leverstock Green. Died of wounds in France on 21 July 1918. Age 19. Born in Thriplow, Cambs. Son of Eli and Elizabeth of Fulbourn, Cambs. Terlinthun British Cemetery. (LVG) (MBC)

Woods, Private Willie, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 49 Bury Road. Enlisted in April 1917. Killed in action in France on 21 May 1917. Age 40. Husband of CE. Woods. Philosophe British Cemetery.

Woodward, Harry, Grenadier Guards, originally of Leverstock Green. Joined the army in 1900. Rejoined again at the start of war but became seriously ill in France and was invalided home to New Southgate where he resumed his occupation as an asylum assistant at the London County Asylum. However, the illness returned and he subsequently died on 13 July 1916. His sister was married by George De Beger who was also killed. His surname is incorrectly recorded as “Woodwards”. (LVG)

Wright, Lieutenant BW, 4th Sqdn, Royal Air Force, attached to the Australian Flying Corps, of Leverstock Green. Killed in aerial combat over enemy lines on 4 May 1918. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension.
Wright, Private Robert Charles Benjamin, 2nd East Surrey Regiment, of 18 Cherry Bounce. Killed in action on 29 September 1915. Age 17. Born in Norfolk. Son of Ellen. Loos Memorial.

Wykes, Lieutenant Charles Edward, Royal Air Force, of Iddlesleigh House. Died in a fire at the Exhibition Hall in Newcastle on 13 August 1918. Age 32. Son of Cllr Wykes. Husband of Mabel. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery. (StP)

Wykes, Private William, 2nd / 10th Middlesex Regiment. Died in Egypt on 1 November 1915. Alexandria Military and War Memorial Cemetery. (StP)

Young, Gunner William John, 8th Royal Field Artillery, of Rucklers Lane. Joined the RFA as a trumpeter when the regiment was billeted in Apsley. Went to France in March 1915 and was killed in action in Belgium on 10 January 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery. (KL)

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