Apps, R D
REGINALD DENMAN APPS
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 30.
He attested 15 September 1914 at Westminster, in the 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, no. 4384: a valuer aged 21 of Guildford, Surrey, 5’7½” tall. He had previously served in the Surrey Yeomanry (Territorials) for two years; and was discharged from the Fusiliers on gaining a Sandhurst Cadetship 10 November 1914. He served at Home from 15 September to 10 November 1914. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star Medals, his qualifying date being 12 April 1915, and was reported missing 17 May 1915 after leading a bayonet charge at L’Avoue near Richebourg. He was presumed killed in action, his body was never found. His next-of-kin was his father of Guildford.
There is an article about Reginald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 January 1916.
Son of Benjamin Charles and Mary Florence (nee PEACOCK) APPS of Guildford.
His parents married 6 September 1892 at St Mary’s, Watford. Mary died 1927 in the Guildford district aged 62. Benjamin remarried 1928 in the Kingston, Surrey, district to Constance Margaret Lorn Campbell STRICKLAND, and died 25 September 1935 aged 64. Constance died 10 April 1959 aged 71, and was buried 16 April 1959 in Charlton Cemetery, London.
There is an article about Benjamin in Watford in the 20th Century volume 1, amongst the Movers & Shakers: Watford.
Reginald was born 26 June 1893 in Watford, and baptised 28 July 1893 at St Mary’s, Watford. He was educated at Cumberland House School, Gravesend, Kent, from 1904 to 1906; and Dartford School, Kent, from 1907 to 1911.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census a clerk to the District Valuer aged 17, he lived in Guildford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of deathon or since 17/05/1915
Age at death21
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)