Gunnell, A C
ARCHIBALD/ARCHIE CECIL GUNNELL
Remembered with honour Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery: Plot II, Row F, Grave 24.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 June 1915, and died at a Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action . Unfortunately, Archibald’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Archibald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 31 July 1915, and a brief mention in the St Michael’s Parish magazine dated August 1915.
Son of James George and Josephine Jessica (nee CLEMENTS) GUNNELL of Watford.
His parents married 12 September 1893 at St Peter’s, Warmsworth, Yorks. James died 23 December 1943 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 30 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Josephine died 14 January 1946 in Watford aged 77, and was buried 18 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Archibald was born 16 October 1896 in Windsor, Berks, and attended Watford Fields School; then Alexandra School, Watford, from 18 March 1907 to 30 September 1910. He resided in Watford, and worked as a clerk at the Railway Clearing House.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Windsor, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 15, he lived in Watford. with his parents and four siblings.
Unit9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of death15*/07/1915
Age at death19
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)