King, H J
HENRY/HARRY JAMES KING
Remembered with honour London Cemetery: Plot I, Row B, Grave 11.
He enlisted in Willesden, Middx, and was formerly Private 9615 Middlesex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action at Arras. Unfortunately, Henry’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 Henry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 April 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 13 April 1918 and 12 April 1919.
Son of Marianne (nee BIRCH) KING of Watford, and the late William KING.
His parents married 1 June 1873 at Old St Pancras Church, London. William died 17 January 1913 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 21 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Marianne died 27 March 1929 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 30 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Harry was born 2 March 1892 in Watford. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 13 May 1901 to 10 January 1905, then Watford Grammar School from January 1905 to April 1906. He was a surveyor who resided in Watford.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, [recorded as James] an assistant surveyor with Bushey U.D.C. aged 19, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death09/04/1917
Age at death25*
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)