Cole, W P R
WILLIAM PERCY REGINALD COLE
Remembered with honour Menin Road South Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row F, Grave 18.
He enlisted in Bournemouth, Hants; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 21 May 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Ellen Elizabeth (nee FOURACRE) and the late Walter COLE; husband of Margaret S (nee GRIFFITHS) COLE of Watford.
His parents married 6 April 1885 at St Philip’s, Kensington, London. Walter died 1913 in the Paddington, London, district aged 55.
William was born 1895 in Kensington, and married 1916 in the St Asaph, Denbigh, district.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Kensington, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a footman aged 17, he lived in Bournemouth.
Unit44th Field Ambulance
Date of death22/08/1917
Age at death23
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)