Carpenter, W A
WALTER ALFRED CARPENTER
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 5.
He enlisted September 1914 in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915, and was presumed died of wounds received or killed in action during the Battle of Arras, an attack on La Coulette. Unfortunately, Walter’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 Walter in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 February 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 19 April 1919.
Son of the late Walter Alfred and Emily (nee STEVENS) CARPENTER of Watford; husband of May Elizabeth (nee HOOD) of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents married 20 February 1871 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Walter died 1906 in Watford aged 56, and was buried 3 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Emily died 1913 in Watford aged 65, and was buried 25 March also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Walter was born 14 September 1880 in Bushey, and baptised 7 November 1880 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey. He married 3 April 1907 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had two children. He resided in Oxhey. May never remarried and died 1968 in the Barnet, Herts, district aged 81.
On the 1881 Census, aged 6 months he lived in Bushey, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1891 Census, aged 10 he lived in Chiswell Green, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a gardener aged 20, he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 30, he lived in Carshalton, Surrey, with his wife and one child.
Unit1st Battalion (formerly 8th Battalion)
Date of deathon or since 23/04/1917
Age at death36
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)