Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 54.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 5164 8th Battalion London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Harry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 November 1917.
Son of Thomas and Emily Elizabeth (nee OXBOROUGH) JORDAN of Ricckmansworth, Herts.
His parents married 7 November 1891 at St Peter’s, Mill End, Herts. Thomas died 20 April 1936 in Rickmansworth aged 71; Emily died 26 November 1946 in Rickmansworth aged 76.
Harry was born 1896 in Mill End, and resided in Rickmansworth. He was appointed Assistant Postman Watford March 1912, and Postman Watford 30 April 1915.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a P.O. messenger aged 15, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit2nd/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)
Date of death20/09/1917
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)