Law, C W
CHARLES WILLIAM LAW
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 10 and 11.
He enlisted in London 1 May 1901, a labourer; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1914, and was killed in action at Givenchy-les-La Bassé which the Battalion occupied the day before; violent shelling began at 6am and continued all day. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Charles William and Sarah Ann (nee ORCHARD) LAW of Watford; husband of Florence Emily (nee BARBER) LAW of Enfield, Middx.
His parents married 7 August 1881 at St Mark’s, Regent’s Park, London. Sarah died 1934 in the St Pancras, London, district aged 74; Charles died 1940 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 18 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Charles was born 1884 in St Pancras, and was on the staff of H.M. Stationery Office. He married 23 April 1911 at St Andrew’s, Enfield; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Florence remarried 1919 in the Edmonton, Middx, district to Hugh C NORRIS, and possibly died 1951 in the Hampstead, London, district aged 64.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in St Pancras, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 17 he was a visitor in Watford. On the 1911 Census, a hall attendant aged 27, he lived in Woolwich, London.
- 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)
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- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)