Hook, H C
HARRY CLIFFORD HOOK
Remembered with honour Bedford House Cemetery: Enclosure No. 21, Row F, Grave 6.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private in the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 8 June 1918, and died at 50th Field Ambulance of wounds received 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 and a Death announcement for Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 March 1918.
Son of John and Jane (nee STACEY) HOOK; husband of Mary (nee SPITTLES) HOOK of Watford.
His parents married 13 July 1878 at St Jude’s, East Brixton, London. John died 1920 in the Hollingbourne, Kent, district aged 65; Jane died 1930 in Northfleet, Kent, aged 76, and was buried 9 September in Northfleet Municipal Cemetery.
Harry was born 1892 in Sevenoaks, Kent, and married 10 April 1915 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts. Mary remarried 6 April 1929 at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts, to Joseph MARRETT, and died 16 March 1968 in Garston, Herts, aged 81.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Sevenoaks, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a baker’s assistant aged 18, he was a boarder in Watford.
Date of death01/03/1918
Age at death24
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)