Bavington, J G [or J E]
JOHN GEORGE BAVINGTON
Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 85 and 86.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 5293 23rd (County of London) Battalion London Regiment and Private 7174 and 653508 21st (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles). He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 August 1919.
Son of John and Hephzibah Mary Louisa (nee ALLEN) BAVINGTON.
His parents married 1895 in the Cuckfield, Sussex, district. Hephzibah died 1935 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 15 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery; John died 1958 in Watford aged 86, and was buried 25 August in North Watford Cemetery.
John was born 29 August 1897 in Watford. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 12 February 1906 to 28 July 1911. He resided in Watford, and was employed by John Dickinson & Co at their Apsley Mills, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a schoolboy aged 13, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit2nd/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death21/03/1918
Age at death20
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)