Langston, W G
WILLIAM GEORGE LANGSTON
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 9.
He enlisted at Edward Street, London, and was formerly Private 2466 3rd Battalion London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 April 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’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 William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 2 June 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 18 May 1918 and 17 May 1919.
Son of William and Elizabeth Ann (nee TIMSON) LANGSTON of Watford.
His parents married 18 August 1894 at Holy Trinity, Frogmore, Herts. William died 1953 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 16 March in North Watford Cemetery; Elizabeth died 1953 in Watford aged 84, and was buried 12 November, also in North Watford Cemetery.
William was born 17 May 1896 in Southam, Warks, and baptised 26 July 1896 at St James’, Southam. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 5 January 1903 to 13 May 1910. He resided in Watford, and worked as a menu printer for the London and North Western Railway.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a railway ticket printer learner aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit1st/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death16/05/1917
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)