Dunford, H P
HENRY PERCIVAL DUNFORD
Remembered with honour Helles Memorial: Panel 185 to 190.
He enlisted in Marylebone, London, and was formerly 14059 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 9 July 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Henry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Gertrude (nee SEAWARD) DUNFORD of Watford, and the late Omar DUNFORD.
His parents married by banns 29 October 1888 at St Anne’s, South Lambeth, London: Omar was a clerk, a widower aged 34; Gertrude a spinster aged 32; both lived at 9 Wyvil Road, Lambeth. Omar died 1902 in the Fulham, London, district aged 47; Gertrude died 1936 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 4 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Henry was born 28 January 1896 in Pimlico, London, and baptised 12 February 1896 at St John’s, World’s End, Chelsea, London. He resided in Chorley Wood, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Fulham, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a stable boy aged 15, he was a boarder in Chorley Wood.
- 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)