Dell, (C) W
CLEMENT WILLIAM or WILLIAM CLEMENT DELL
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 115 to 119, 162A and 163A.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 6256 Cambridgeshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 27 October 1917. There is another article in the issue dated 10 November 1917, and an In Memoriam in the issue dated 28 September 1918.
Son of Fanny (nee GOWER) and the late Joseph DELL; husband of Lizzie (nee HARROP) DELL.
His parents married 27 February 1864 at St John the Baptist, Aldbury, Herts. Joseph died 1916 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district aged 75, and was buried 18 March in Tring Cemetery, Herts; Fanny died 1933 in the Berkhamsted district aged 95.
William was born 7 September 1879 in Aldbury, and baptised 6 July 1884 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring. He married 20 December 1900 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring; they had four children. He resided in Tring. Lizzie remarried 1921 in the Berkhamsted district to Dick S FIGG, and died 1958 in the Aylesbury, Bucks, district aged 76.
On the 1881 Census, he lived in Aldbury, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 11, he lived in Tring, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a yard man on a farm aged 21, he was a boarder in Tring, with his wife and no children. On the 1911 Census, still a yard man on a farm aged 31, he still lived in Tring, with his wife and four children.
Date of death23/09/1917
Age at death38
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)