Inwood, W S
WALTER SAMUEL INWOOD
Remembered with honour Serre Road Cemetery No. 2: Plot I, Row F, Grave 27.
He enlisted 7 February 1916 in Watford; and had been selected for a commission. He was killed in action on the Somme 14* November 1916, and was entitled to the Victory and British War medals. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Walter in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 December 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 17 November 1917 and 16 November 1918.
Son of Sophia (nee HANDSCOMB) INWOOD of Watford, and the late John INWOOD.
His parents married 21 April 1877 at Holy Trinity, Frogmore, Herts. John died 12 June 1911 in Aldenham, Herts, aged 58, and was buried 17 June at St John the Baptist, Aldenham; Sophia possibly died 1935 in the Luton, Beds, district aged 82.
Walter was born 3 October 1892 in St Alban’s, Herts, and baptised 2 December 1894 at Holy Trinity, Frogmore. He attended Frogmore J.M.I. School from 30 June 1896 to 14 October 1897; then Watford Grammar School from January 1903 to July 1909. He resided in Aldenham, and was a bell-ringer at St John the Baptist, Aldenham.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Aldenham, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a bank clerk aged 18, he still lived in Aldenham, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit23rd (Service) (1st Sportsman's) Battalion
Date of death13*/11/1916
Age at death24 or 27
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)