Ellingham, V E
VICTOR EDWARD ELLINGHAM
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 50 to 51.
He attested in the Territorial Force 4 years service in the U.K. 8 February 1909: a civil servant aged 21, 5’8″ tall, of Watford, his next of kin was his father; Private 880 15th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles). He served at Home 8 February 1909 to 8 April 1915, during which time he re-engaged for one more year’s service, and was appointed Lance-Corporal 1 April 1913. He re-engaged again for another year’s service 23 January 1914, and was promoted Corporal 2 April 1914. He was discharged in consequence of having been appointed Second Lieutenant 13 April 1915 in the 9th (Service) Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He went to France in April 1915 and was wounded at Loos in September 1916. He was invalided home and went out again the following April. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed by a sniper 22* October 1917 or 1* October 1917, his next of kin then was his wife of Watford.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Victor in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 20 October 1917; plus a Grammar School In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 December 1917, and an In Memoriam in the issue dated 4 October 1919.
Son of Edward (or Edwin) and Florence Mary (nee DICKENSON) ELLINGHAM of Watford; husband of Edith Annie (nee SAMM) ELLINGHAM of Watford.
His parents married 12 April 1887 at All Saints, Caddington, Beds. Florence died 6 January 1934 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 11 January in North Watford Cemetery; Edward died 18 May 1943 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 24 May, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Victor was born 10 December 1887 in St Saviour’s, Luton, Beds, and baptised 4 March 1888 at St Andrew’s, Woodside, Bedford. He attended first St Andrew’s Infants’ School, Watford; then St Andrew’s Boys’ School from 23 January 1894 to 10 April 1895; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 6 January 1896 to 4 September 1899, where he won a County Council Scholarship; and finally Watford Grammar School from September 1899 to April 1903. After an open competition on 11 July 1907, he was appointed an Assistant Clerk to the Local Government Board, England. He was amongst the Assignments of 2nd Division Clerks to the Board of Education 6 June 1911. He married 27 July 1915 at Christ Church, Watford. Edith never remarried, and died 26 June 1973 in Longham, Dorset, aged 86. There is a Marriage announcement in the Observer dated 31 July 1915.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Wealdstone, Middx, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Civil Servant 2nd Division Clerk aged 23, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
RankSecond Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant)
Date of death02*/10/1917
Age at death29
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)