Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 10 and 11.
He originally attested 17 October 1906 at Watford for the Militia, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment: a general labourer aged 18 of Watford, 5’7¾” tall, unmarried, C of E. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 October 1914, and was killed in action in the front line trenches north-east of Festubert.
Son of Mary Ann (nee HART) KIFF of Watford and James KIFF.
His parents married 8 June 1878 at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts. James died 1926 in the St Alban’s, Herts, district aged 67; Mary died 1945 in Watford aged 86, and was buried 10 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Joseph was born 7 August 1888 in Boxmoor, Herts, and attended first Croxley Green, Herts, Infants’ School; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 17 May 1897 to 26 March 1902. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment aged 21, he was stationed at Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Hants.
Unit"D" Company, 2nd Battalion
Date of death14/08/1915
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesHis bother Leonard died 16 February 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 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)