Remembered with honour La Neuville British Cemetery: Plot II, Row D, Grave 16.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 27 March 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 September 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 15 September 1917 and 20 September 1919.
Son of Thomas and Eva (nee WINDSOR) BOX of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents married 1 July 1884 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Thomas died 22 July 1942 in Oxhey aged 80, and was buried 27 July at St James’, Bushey; Eva died 27 December 1945 in Oxhey aged 87, and was buried 1 January 1946, also at St James.
William was born either 1894 or 1895 in Bushey, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a yard boy aged 16, he lived in Oxhey, with his mother and six siblings.
Unit9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of death11/09/1916
Age at death21
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)