Morse, H E
HAROLD EWART MORSE
Remembered with honour Connaught Cemetery: Plot VIII, Row E, Grave 7.
He enlisted August 1914 in Hertford, and was formerly 2844 Hertfordshire Regiment. He was wounded at La Bassée 14 February 1915, and killed in action. He was entitled to the Victory, British and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914. Unfortunately, Harold’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Harold in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 December 1916 and 23 December 1916, plus a Death announcement in the issue dated 16 December 1916.
Son of Benjamin Samuel and Fanny (nee SQUIRE) MORSE.
His parents married 1876 in the Holborn, London, district. Fanny died 2 January 1923 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 8 January at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts; Benjamin died 15 April 1932 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 10 January, also at St Paul’s, Langleybury.
Harold was born 24 December 1893 in Watford, and attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 30 April 1900 to 14 February 1902; finally Watford Grammar School from April 1902 to July 1909.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a motor engineer aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death18/11/1916
Age at death23
Place of death
NotesRecorded in the Borough Roll of Honour as Hertfordshire Regiment (a former regiment) attached Glos Regt
- 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)