Debney, R R
RICHARD ROBERT DEBNEY
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 8C, 9A and 16A.
He enlisted in Camberwell, Surrey; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 1 September 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Richard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War bombing.
Son of Richard Robert and Elizabeth Ann (nee RYE) DEBNEY of Bermondsey, London; husband of 1) the late Edith (nee VALE) DEBNEY, 2) Jane Margaret (nee MAGUIRE) DEBNEY of Watford.
His parents married 13 October 1878 in Bormley, Kent. Richard died 13 January 1929 in Bermondsey aged 77, and was buried 17 January in Nunhead Cemetery, London; Elizabeth died 9 December 1931 in Greenwich, London, aged 83.
Richard was born 4 February 1879 in Bermondsey, and baptised 23 March 1879 at St Anne’s, Bermondsey. He married firstly 31 March 1907 at St Crispin’s, Bermondsey; they had one child. A death for Edith is proving elusive, though there is an Emma DEBNEY died 1908 in the Camberwell, London, district aged 19. He married secondly 25 December 1909 at St Augustine’s, Bermondsey; they had three children. He resided in Peckham, London. Jane remarried 1921 in the Watford district to Thomas V WARTON, and died 1969 in the Elstree, Herts, district aged 89.
On the 1881 Census, aged 2 he lived in Bermondsey, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 12 he still lived in Bermondsey, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a pawnbroker’s assistant aged 22, he lived in Hackney, London. On the 1911 Census, a bank messenger aged 32, he lived in Deptford, London, with his second wife and two 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)