Croucher, W R
WILLIAM ROBERT CROUCHER
Remembered with honour Lancashire Landing Cemetery: Row E, Grave 87.
He attested 26 October 1914 in Woolwich, London, for 3 years with the Colours: a road labourer aged 34, 5’6½” tall, C of E. He embarked at Avonmouth 20 March 1915 to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 March 1915, and was killed in action at Gallipoli.
Son of Robert and Harriet (nee KINGHAM) CROUCHER of Oxhey, Herts; husband of Annie Elizabeth (nee HUCKER) CROUCHER of Oxhey.
His parents married 23 October 1875 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Harriet died 1930 in the Watford district aged 72; Robert died 1938 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 84, and was buried 6 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
William was born 1879 in Watford, and baptised 19 November 1879 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 2 June 1900 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey; they had four children. He resided in Oxhey. Annie never remarried, she died 1937 in Watford aged 68, and was buried 3 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1881 Census, aged 1 he lived in the Watford Fields area, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 11 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a labourer aged 32 [sic] he lived in Oxhey, with his wife and two children. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 32 he lived in Watford, with his wife and three children.
Unit90th Heavy Battery
Date of death07/08/1915
Age at death35
Place of death
NotesHis brother George died 5 February 1920 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)