Atkins, A E
ARTHUR EDWARD ATKINS
Remembered with honour Connaught Cemetery: Plot II, Row F, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 July 1915, and was killed in action during the successful clearance and capture of the last remaining part of Thiepval in German hands. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 October 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 29 September 1917 and 28 September 1918.
Son of Emily Jane (nee BIRCH) ATKINS of Watford, and the late Arthur Edward ATKINS.
His parents married 1898 in the Watford district. Arthur died 1916 in Watford aged 39, and was buried 29 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Emily remarried 1922 in the Watford district to Arthur Henry JAGGARD. He died 1923 in Watford aged 55, and was buried 9 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Emily died 1945 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 22 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Arthur was born 1895 in Watford, and resided in Hertford.
On the 1901 Census, he [and all the family] is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, an errand boy aged 15, he lived in Watford Fields, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death27/09/1916
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)