Darling, G R or R G
GEORGE REUBEN or REUBEN GEORGE DARLING
Remembered with honour Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot I, Row I, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford; 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.
Son of the late Charles and Emma (nee PYKE) DARLING; husband of Elizabeth (nee JONES) DARLING.
His parents married 3 September 1866 at St John the Evangelist, Upper Holloway, Middx. Emma died 1894 in the Fulham, London, district aged 47. Charles remarried 1899 in the Brentford, Middx, district to Harriet SAWYER, and died 1901 in the Brentford district aged 53.
George was born 1876 in Whitechapel, London, and married 17 May 1903 at St Stephen’s, Wandsworth, London; they had seven children. Elizabeth never remarried, and died 1953 in the Watford district aged 76.
On the 1881 Census, a scholar aged 4 he lived in Brentford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1891 Census, a van guard aged 14, he lived in Fulham, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is possibly a carman aged 24, a lodger in Mortlake, Surrey. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 34, he lived in Watford, with his wife and four children.
- 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)