Grigsby, E W
ERNEST WILLIAM GRIGSBY
Remembered with honour Bethune Town Cemetery: Plot III, Row D, Grave 85.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 January 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Ernest in the Watford Illustrated dated 29 May 1915.
Son of Albert Ernest and Ellen (nee WYNNE) GRIGSBY of Hastings, Sussex.
His parents married 1881 in the Islington, London, district. Albert died 28 October 1931 in St Alban’s Herts, aged 80, and was buried 3 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Ellen died 1934 in Watford aged 77, and was buried 22 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Ernest was born 5 March 1883 in Richmond, Surrey, and attended Victoria Boys’ School, Watford, from 25 February 1890 to 7 September 1891. He resided in Watford, and was a clerk in the Railway Clearing House, London.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a railway clerk aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 28, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death18*/05/1915
Age at death32
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)