Attenborough, J J
JOHN JAMES ATTENBOROUGH
Remembered with honour Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery: Section A, Grave 6.
He attested 19 September 1914 at Valcartier: a farmer, unmarried, 5’7¾” tall, C of E; his next-of-kin was given as his father of Watford. He died of gun shot wounds to the leg at 4 Northern General Hospital, Lincoln.
There is an article about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 May 1915 (including a Death announcement).
Son of Stanley James and Annie (nee BOWYER) ATTENBOROUGH of Watford.
His parents married 1882 in the Strand, London, district. Annie died 1922 in Watford aged 65, and was buried 16 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Stanley died 22 September 1949 in London aged 91.
John was born 11 January 1886 in Fulham, London, and baptised 7 April 1886 at St Andrew’s, West Kensington, London. He sailed on the Allen Line Turisian 1 June 1911 Liverpool to Quebec. He was buried in Lincoln Cemetery 21 May by his father who erected a memorial to his son.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 5 he lived in Clifton, Beds, in the household of his paternal grandfather. On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 15, he was attending Aldenham School, Aldenham, Herts. On the 1911 Census, (recorded as James) a solicitor aged 26, he was a visitor in Broadstairs, Kent, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment
Date of death18/05/1915
Age at death29
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)