Brace, W C
WILLIAM CHARLES BRACE
Remembered with honour Ramleh War Cemetery: Row CC, Grave 78.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Palestine of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William Henry and Priscilla Sarah (nee BOWRY) BRACE of Watford.
His parents married 26 December 1885 at St Philip’s, Lambeth, London. William died 23 July 1920 in Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 60; Priscilla died 21 April 1951 in Harpenden, Herts, aged 90.
William was born 10 September 1889 in Walworth, London. He attended first a school in Camberwell, London; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 13 September 1897 to 11 October 1901, when he transferred to Alexandra School, Watford, from 21 October 1901 to 14 April 1902; before finally returning to Callowland Board School from 15 April 1902 to 29 March 1904. He resided in Hatfield, Herts. [N.B. This could/should be Hatfield Road, Watford], and worked for John Dickinson & Co at their H.Q., London.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Camberwell, London, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, an export clerk at paper makers aged 21, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death30/03/1918
Age at death28
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)