Else, A H
ALFRED HENRY ELSE
Remembered with honour Bagneux British Cemetery: Plot III, Row E, Grave 27.
He attested 10 September 1914 in Hertford for the Duration of the War: a farmer aged 25 of King’s Langley, Herts, 5’8½” tall. He was appointed Lance-Corporal 15 December 1915 and Corporal 8 December 1916. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action or from broncho-pneumonia.
Son of Thomas and Caroline (nee PAINE/PAYNE) ELSE of Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent.
His parents married 19 January 1887 at St Eanswith’s, Brenzett, Kent. Thomas died 14 July 1924 in Mersham, Kent, aged 64; Caroline died 1936 in the Ashford district aged 76.
Alfred was born 1888 in Ashford, and baptised 6 Mary 1888 at St Michael’s, Kingsnorth, Kent. He resided in King’s Langley.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Newchurch, Kent, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a houseboy aged 13, he lived in Warehorn, Kent, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, an asylum clerk aged 23, he lived at Leavesden Asylum, King’s Langley.
Unit1st Battalion, attached Infantry Brigade
Date of death01/07/1918
Age at death30
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)