Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 6 and 8.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 October 1914, and was reported missing from November 1914, presumed killed in action in France. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 15 July 1916.
Son of Albert Rose [sic] and Rose/Rosa (nee BRANT) JARDINE.
His parents married 1891 in the Easthampstead, Berks, district. Albert died 1941 in Watford aged 77, and was buried 19 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Rose died 1945 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 21 July, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
William was born 13 October 1896 in Watford, and baptised 15 November 1896 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a house boy aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of deathon or since 11/11/1914
Age at death18
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)