Lovejoy, C T
CHARLES TOOKEY LOVEJOY
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 37 and 39.
He enlisted at London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 13 August 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 November 1914, and a Death announcement in the issue dated 21 August 1915.
Son of Frances Jane (nee TOOKEY) LOVEJOY of Watford, and the late Charles Richard LOVEJOY; husband of Mary/May Cromack (nee PAYNE) LOVEJOY of Watford.
His parents married 2 January 1878 at St Mary’s, Watford. Charles died 1914 in the Edmonton, Middx, district aged 58; Frances died 1 July 1932 in the Watford district aged 75.
Charles was born 20 July 1884 in Watford, and baptised 3 September 1884 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended first Sotheron Road Infants’ School, Watford; then Beecehn Grove Board School, Watford, from 8 February 1892 to 27 March 1898. He married 1908 in the Marylebone, London, district; they had four children. He resided in Watford. May remarried 1927 in the Watford district to Frank WEBSTER, she died 17 March 1981 in Croxley Green, Herts, aged 91, and was buried 25 March in North Watford Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a butcher aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a butcher’s manager aged 26, he lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, with his wife and two children.
Date of death30/07/1915
Age at death30
Place of death
NotesHis brother Thomas died 31 December 1917 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)