Remembered with honour Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery: Special Memorial A2.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras whilst marching on the relief of Tilloy. Unfortunately, Jack’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Jack in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 April 1917.
Son of Sarah Ann (nee CHILTON) MORETON of Watford, and the late Ernest Albert MORETON.
His parents married 24 June 1883 at St Mary’s, Watford. Ernest died 21 January 1916 in Watford aged 56, and was buried 29 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Sarah died 1950 in Watford aged 87, her ashes were interred 10 March in North Watford Cemetery. There is a Death announcement for Ernest in the Observer dated 29 January 1916.
Jack was born 25 January 1894 in Watford, and baptised 28 February 1894 at St John the Evangelist, Watford. He attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 7 January 1901 to 27 April 1908. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a law clerk aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Date of death12*/04/1917
Age at death21*
Place of death
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- 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)
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