Field, W J R
WILLIAM JOHN ROGERS FIELD
Remebered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 93 to 95.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 May 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are Death announcements for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 April 1916 and 15 April 1916.
Son of Mary Louisa (formerly FIELD, nee CRIPPS ?) BIRCH of Wigginton, Herts.
William was born 1889 in Marylebone or Kensington, London, and resided in Tring, Herts.
His mother married William BIRCH 18 April 1892 in Potsgrove, Beds; she died 1951 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 86, and was buried 20 January in Heath Lane Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived near Wigginton, with his grandmother. On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 12 he still lived in Wigginton, with his mother, step-father and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general farm labourer aged 22 he still lived in Wigginton, with his mother, step-father and four siblings.
Date of death20/03/1916
Age at death27
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)