Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 7.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly G/14333 Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 March 1917 and 17 March 1917.
Son of Herbert George and Ellen (nee DRAKE) COUGHTREY.
His parents married 1892 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district. Herbert died 1934 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 1 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Ellen died 15 August 1946 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 20 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
George was born 24 August or 24 September 1894 in Tring, Herts, and baptised 2 July 1899 at Sts Peter & Paul, Tring. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 10 January 1901 to 21 December 1908.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a printer’s errand boy aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit11th (Service) Battalion
Date of death26/02/1917
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesHis brother Fred died 26 February 1917 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)