Croll, G H Le M
GRAHAM HAY LE MESURIER CROLL
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panels 45 and 46.
He enlisted in Clapham, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 14 March 1915, and was killed in action 25* May 1915. Unfortunately, Graham’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Graham in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 June 1915; plus an In Memoriam from the Grammar School in the issue dated 31 July 1915.
Son of David Hay and Lucie Gerout (nee LE MESURIER) CROLL of Eastbourne, Sussex.
His parents married 12 September 1885 at St Margaret’s, Ilkley, Yorks. Lucy died 1929 in Harrow, Middx, aged 71, and was buried 4 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; David died 1929 in Eastbourne aged 78, and was buried 26 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Graham was born 7 May 1893 in Watford, and baptised 28 May 1893 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Watford Grammar School from October 1901 to June 1907, and resided in Hurlingham, Middx.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a clerk to a Chinese skin merchant aged 17, he lived in London S.W., with his parents and two siblings.
Unit1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion
Date of death26/05/1915
Age at death22
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)