Batchelor, H W
HENRY WILLIAM BATCHELOR
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 3.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 October 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Henry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Eliza (formerly BATCHELOR, nee NEWLAND) WOODSTOCK of Watford and the late Joseph BATCHELOR; husband of Alice Maud (nee SWEETING) BATCHELOR of Watford.
His parents married 17 August 1884 at Christ Church, Brondesbury, London. Joseph died 1900 in Watford aged 38, and was buried 5 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Eliza remarried 1905 in the Watford district to William Henry WOODSTOCK. She died 6 September 1940 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 10 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery; William died 16 June 1943 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 19 June, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Henry was born 1885 in Chelsea, London [not Kilburn, London], and married 7 August 1911 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Alice never remarried, she died 1931 in Watford aged 46, and was buried 21 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Chelsea, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a railway invoice sorter aged 15, he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his widowed mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a milkman aged 25, he lived in Watford, with his mother, step-father and six siblings.
Date of deathon or since 31/10/1914
Age at death28
Place of death
NotesRecorded as serving in the Life Guards only in the Borough Roll of Honour. His brother Joseph died 31 October 1914 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)