Atkins, H M
HAROLD MARCUS ATKINS
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot A, Row 1, Grave 30.
He appears to have no medals, and died at the V.A.D. Hospital, Wardown, Luton, Beds. Unfortunately, Harold’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing, and also appears to have no entry in the Soldiers Died in the Great War dataset.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Harold in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 23 November 1918, plus another article in the issue dated 14 December 1918.
Son of Daniel James and Emma Sarah (nee GLENISTER) ATKINS of Croxley Green, Herts; husband of Florence Victoria (nee WOOD) ATKINS.
His parents married 1893 in the Watford district. Emma died 9 February 1931 in Croxley Green aged 58, and was buried 13 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Daniel died 1 November 1937 in Croxley Green aged 65, and was buried 4 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Harold was born 1 November 1896 in Watford. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 9 to 19 January 1906, from 15 October 1906 to 5 June 1908, and finally from 9 February 1909 to 14 April 1911. He married 2 November 1918 at Christ Church, Luton, and was buried 23 November. Florence never remarried, and died 25 February 1981 in Watford aged 84.
There is a Marriage announcement for Harold in the Observer dated 16 November 1918.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
UnitD/6 Ret Brigade
Date of death17/11/1918
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesHarold is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery. His brother Rupert died 24 November 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 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)