Minney, W A
WILLIAM ALFRED MINNEY
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
He enlisted in Chesterfield, Derbys; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, WIlliam’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Herbert and Elizabeth (nee GREGORY) MINNEY; husband of Lilian Violet (nee TROTT) MINNEY.
His parents married 24 February 1891 at St Bartholomew’s, Clay Cross, Derbys. Elizabeth died 29 September 1931 in Clay Cross aged 63; Herbert died 21 March 1934 in Clay Cross aged 65; both buried in Clay Cross.
William was born 1892 in Clay Cross, and baptised 25 January 1892 at St Bartholomew’s, Clay Cross. He married 1916 in the Watford district, and resided in Bushey, Herts. Lilian remarried 1918 in the Watford district to Henry R SMITH.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Clay Cross, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a pony driver in a coal mine aged 19, he still lived in Clay Cross, with his parents and seven siblings.
Date of death04/03/1917
Age at death25
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)