Cheney, W H
WILLIAM HENRY CHENEY
Remembered with honour Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery: Plot II, Row C, Grave 8.
He enlisted in Guildford, Surrey; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 1 October 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 October 1918.
Son of Thomas and Sarah Kate (nee POCOCK) CHENEY of Watford.
His parents married 15 September 1887 at St Mary’s, Northchurch, Herts. Thomas died 1923 in the Watford district aged 58; Sarah died 1944 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, aged 79.
William was born 28 July 1888 in Watford, and attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 7 January 1901 to 1 August 1902; he resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a coach painter aged 22, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death18/09/1918
Age at death30
Place of death
NotesHis brother Thomas died 26 September 1916 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)