Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and was killed in action in the front line near Contalmaison. Unfortunately, Aubrey’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Aubrey in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 April 1916 and 22 July 1916 (including a Death announcement); plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 7 July 1917, 13 July 1918 and 12 July 1919. There is also an article in the St Michael’s Parish Magazine dated August 1916.
Son of James and Mary Ann (nee HODGKINSON) FOX of Watford.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. James died 1935 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 11 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 1941 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 2 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Aubrey was born 7 January 1894 in Watford, and attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 5 October 1903 to 13 March 1908. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, an engineer’s labourer in an ice factory aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death08*/07/1916
Age at death22
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)