Lake, J S R
JOHN STEPHEN RAYMOND LAKE
Remembered with honour Loos British Cemetery: Plot XVIII, Row E, Grave 10.
He previously served in the South African campaign. He was wounded 2 November 1914, a gun shot wound to the thigh; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualfying date being 16 October 1914. He was killed in action at Calonne; his next of kin was his father of Watford.
There are articles about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 15 August 1914, 7 November 1914, 24 June 1916 (including a Death announcement), and 1 July 1916. There is an article in the St Michaels’ Church Parish Magazine dated July 1916, and a plaque dedicated to John and his brother in St Mary’s Church, Watford.
Son of Reginald John and Mary Beatrice (nee GREENE) LAKE of Watford.
His parents married 1879 in the Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, district. Reginald died 28 February 1923 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 3 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 5 February 1940 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 8 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Raymond was born 3 December 1881 in Watford, and baptised 7 January 1882 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Berkhamsted School, Herts, until 1899.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 9 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a stockbroker aged 29, he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion (or vice versa)
Date of death16/06/1916
Age at death34
Place of death
NotesHis brother Reginald died 17 November 1916 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)