Dunham, S H
STANLEY HAROLD DUNHAM
Remembered with honour St Sever Cemetery: Plot B, Row 13, Grave 16.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, and died 16* October 1916 at No. 11 Stationary Hospital, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Stanley’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Stanley in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 11 November 1916; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 20 October 1917.
Son of Sam and Ellen Jane (nee HEWLETT) DUNHAM of Watford.
His parents married 27 November 1878 at St Edmund’s, Northampton. Ellen died 26 November 1933 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 30 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Sam died 17 December 1952 in Watford aged 96, and was buried 20 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Stanley was born 18 December 1889 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds, and baptised 6 April 1890 at St Edmund’s, Northampton. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 1 February 1897 to 11 October 1901, when he transferred to Alexandra School, Watford, from 21 October 1901 to 2 September 1904. He resided in Watford, and worked for the London & North Western Railway Company as a page in the Hotel (Dining Car) Dept, Euston.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Leighton Bussard [sic], with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway dining saloon attendant aged 21, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death19*/10/1916
Age at death26
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)