Conquest, L J
LOUIS JOSEPH CONQUEST
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 9C.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 29 June 1915, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Louis’ Service Record appears to one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about Louis in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 July 1916; a Death announcement in the issue dated 14 April 1917; and In Memoriams in the issues dated 29 June 1918 and 28 June 1919.
Son of Joseph Oliver and Annie (nee GATES) CONQUEST of Watford.
His parents married 1895 in the Watford district. Joseph died 1922 in Watford aged 53, and was buried 7 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Annie died 1938 in Watford aged 68, and was buried 9 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Louis was born 1898 in either Watford or Bushey, Herts, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of deathon or since 01/07/1916
Age at death18
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)