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 6 October 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Joseph’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 Agnes Gertrude (nee BLYTHE) BATCHELOR of North Kensington, London.
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.
Joseph was born 1888 in Chelsea, London [not Kilburn, London], and married 1913 in the Watford district; they had one child. He resided in the Harrow Road. Agnes never remarried, and died 1975 in the Hastings, Sussex, district, aged 85.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Chelsea, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, an ironmonger aged 12, he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his widowed mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 3rd Dragoon Guards aged 24, he was stationed at Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Hants.
Date of deathon or since 31/10/1914
Age at death29
Place of death
NotesRecorded as serving only in the Life Guards in the Borough Roll of Honour. His brother Henry 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)