Baker, H W
HENRY/HARRY WALTER BAKER
Remembered with honour Bethune Town Cemetery: Plot III, Row A, Grave 43.
He enlisted in Watford 3 October 1904 a labourer; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 16 August 1914, and died at No. 6 Clearing Hospital, Bethune, of wounds received after the Battalion was relieved from the support trenches east of Festubert. Unfortunately, Henry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Edith and the late Harry/Henry BAKER; husband of Esther Letitia Louise BAKER (formerly PAYNE, nee VARNEY).
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. Harry died between 1891 and 1901. Edith possibly remarried 1 November 1903 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts, to Joseph MARLBOROUGH. Joseph died 1917 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 25 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Edith died 1930 in the Portsmouth, Hants, district aged 67.
Henry was born c1888 in Stanmore, Middx, and married 1 January 1910 at Wealdstone Parish Church, Middx; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Esther remarried 1916 in the Watford district to James K ENEVER, and died 10 December 1967 aged 78.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 23, he lived in Wealdstone, with his wife and one child.
Date of death04/11/1914
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesHis brother-in-law Frederick SEVERN died 31 December 1915 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)