Kemsley, N G M
NEVILLE/NEVIL GEORGE MERCER KEMSLEY
Remembered with honour Chocques Military Cemetery: Plot IV, Row A, Grave 11.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Neville’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Neville in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 May 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 10 May 1919.
Son of Charles and Olive (nee WILKINS) KEMSLEY of Watford.
His parents married 1886 in the Malling, Kent, district. Charles died 1952 in Bushey, Herts, aged 89, and was buried 29 October in North Watford Cemetery; Olive died 18 March 1956 in Watford aged 90, and was buried 23 March, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Neville was born 22 September 1896 in Alfold, Surrey [not Elford Kent], and attended St Margaret’s Infants’ School, Rochester, Kent, from 2 June 1902 to 31 March 1905.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Barham, Kent, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a shop worker aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit83rd Trench Mortar Battery
Date of death07/05/1918
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)