Baldwin, G E
GEORGE EDWARD BALDWIN
Remembered with honour Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery: Plot III, Row F, Grave 17.
He enlisted in London, and was formerly Private 3871 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 11 November 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 27 April 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 March 1919.
Son of Edwin and Isabella Alice (nee SHARP) BALDWIN; husband of Mary Ann (nee CHILD) BALDWIN.
His parents married 12 April 1884 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Edwin died 1919 in Watford aged 55, and was buried 1 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Isabella died 1941 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 78, and was buried 23 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
George was born 27 May 1890 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 14 September 1890 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. He married 28 August 1915 at St Peter’s, Mill End, Herts; they had one child. Mary never remarried, and died 25 December 1964 in Watford aged 74.
On the 1891 Census, aged 10 months he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a postman aged 20, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's)
Date of death21/03/1918
Age at death27
Place of death
NotesHis brother Edwin died 23 April 1917 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)