Remembered with honour Delville Wood Cemetery: Plot XV, Row K, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 September 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Wilfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Wilfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 23 September 1916.
Son of George and Anna/Susan Ann (nee RICHARDS) ANNING.
His parents married 1888 in the Axminster, Devon, district. Anna died 1931 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 16 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; George died 1939 in the Watford district aged 73.
Wilfred was born 27 June 1893 in Pembroke [not Bovingdon, Herts]. He attended Whelpley Hill School, Bucks; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 11 March 1901 to 28 June 1907.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a caddie aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six (or eight) siblings.
Date of death24/08/1916
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)