Melton, H J
HARRY/HENRY JOHN MELTON
Remembered with honour Jerusalem War Cemetery: Row N, Grave 58.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 80059 Royal Army Medical Corps and Private 5886 17th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (Poplar & Stepney Rifles). He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action in Syria. Unfortunately, Harry’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 Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 June 1918.
Son of George Albert and Eliza (nee LANGSTON) MILTON.
His parents married 6 September 1879 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. George died 1928 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 8 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Eliza died 1950 in Watford aged 89, and was buried 26 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Harry was born 6 August 1886 in Watford, and attended first High Street Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 12 February 1994 to 11 May 1900.
On the 1891 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a potman aged 24, he was a boarder in Long Ditton, Surrey.
Unit2nd/17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)
Date of death30/04/1918
Age at death31
Place of death
NotesHis half-brother Charley LANGSTONE/LANGSTON died 9 October 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)