Hedges, W E
WILLIAM EDWARD HEDGES
Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 54 to 56.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 235007 Suffolk Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action at Licourt. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Frederick and Hannah (nee PAVIOUR) HEDGES of Watford.
His parents married 29 August 1892 at St Mary’s, Aylesbury, Bucks. Frederick died 1947 in the Brighton, Sussex, district aged 83; Hannah died 1949 in the Hove, Sussex, district aged 84.
William was born 18 December 1896 in Aylesbury, and baptised 12 February 1897 at St Mary’s, Aylesbury. He attended St John’s C of E School, Aylesbury, from 27 June 1901.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Aylesbury, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer aged 14, he still lived in Aylesbury, with his parents and four siblings.
Unit"B" Company, 2nd Battalion
Date of death25/03/1918
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)