Groom, W H
WALTER HENRY GROOM
remembered with honour Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery: Plot 9, Row “C”, Grave 33.
He enlisted in Finsbury, Middx; appears to have no medals, and died at Cardiff Military Hospital. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Joseph and the late Emma/Emily (nee MILLARD) GROOM; husband of the late Ann Ludlam (nee HUTCHINGS) GROOM).
His parents married 9 May 1852 at All Saints, Houghton Regis, Beds. Emily died 1913 in the Luton, Beds, district aged 82; Joseph possibly died 1916 in the Daventry, Northants, district aged 82.
Walter was born 25 April 1865 in Dunstable, Beds, and baptised 5 June 1865 at All Saints, Houghton Regis. He married 31 August 1891 at St Jude’s, Bethnal Green, London. He resided in Watford. Ann died 6 May 1906 in Northampton aged 32.
On the 1871 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Dunstable, with his mother and four siblings. On the 1881 Census, an errand boy aged 15, he was a lodger in Penge, Kent. On the 1891 Census, a Sergeant in the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment aged 25, he was stationed in Aldershot, Hants. On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a Drill Instructor aged 44, he was a boarder in Weybridge, Surrey.
- 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)