Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot D, Row 4, Grave 636.
He was formerly Private 265065 Hertfordshire Regiment; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, and died at the War Hospital, St Alban’s, Herts. Unfortunately, Hamlet’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing; nor does he appear to have an entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War dataset.
Son of John Stanners and Rebecca (nee HAWES) BLOXHAM; husband of Emily Turvey (nee SMITH) BLOXHAM.
His parents married 1868 in the Amersham, Bucks, district. Rebecca died 1924 in the Sr Alban’s district aged 79, and was buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Alban’s.
Hamlet was born 1873 in Chesham or Stewkley, Bucks, and married 1904 in the Watford district; they had seven children. He was buried 27 May. Emily never remarried, she died 1955 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 3 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1881 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Chesham, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1891 and 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, an iron trimmer aged 38, he lived in Watford, with his wife and four children.
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