Gurney, C W
CHARLES/CHARLEY WILLIAM GURNEY
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 54 and 56.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 4889 Hertfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action in the Battle of St Julien. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and Alice (nee KEEN) GURNEY of Watford.
His parents married 3 August 1879 at St Andrew’s, Watford. James died 1924 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 26 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Alice died 1948 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 3 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Charles was born 1895 in Watford, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his father and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, unemployed aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his father and three siblings.
Date of deathon or since 31/07/1917
Age at death21
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)