Day, F R
FRED REUBEN DAY
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 31 and 33.
He enlisted at Stratford, Essex; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 16 August 1914, and was killed in action in the front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres. Unfortunately, Fred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Fred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 April 1915.
Son of Duke William and Hannah (formerly ROBINSON, nee WATKINS) DAY of Watford; husband of Florence Maud (nee CROOKES) DAY of Sheffield, Yorks.
His parents married 1889 in the Sevenoaks, Kent, district. Duke died 1929 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 8 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Hannah possibly died 1932 in the Stepney, London, district aged 75.
Fred was born 7 August 1894 in Watford or Bushey, Herts, and baptised 29 August 1894 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 1914 in the Watford district, and resided in Watford. Florence never remarried, and died 1976 in the Sheffield district aged 91.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 18 he was a boarder in Hertford.
Date of death12/03/1915
Age at death20
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)