Carpenter, E J H
EDWARD/EDWIN JOSEPH HENRY CARPENTER
Remembered with honour Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension: Plot I, Row L, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Chichester, Sussex; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died a Prisoner of War of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Edward in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 June 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 29 March 1919.
Son of Edwin and Annie (nee SMITH) CARPENTER; husband of Maria (nee GEORGE) CARPENTER of Brighton, Sussex.
His parents married 8 December 1888 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. Edwin died 1928 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 24 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Annie died 1954 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 6 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edward was born 13 May 1889 in Bushey, Herts, and baptised 15 September 1889 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey. He married 1916 in the Brighton district, and resided in Brighton. Maria never remarried, she died 10 May 1991 in Hove, Sussex, and was buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a pastry cook aged 21, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death28/03/1918
Age at death28*
Place of death
NotesHis brother Albert died 30 August 1918 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)