Naylor, W J
WILLIAM JOHN NAYLOR
Remembered with honour Terlincthun British Cemetery: Plot IX, Row D, Grave 6.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died from pneumonia. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Emma Caroline (nee SPIRES) and the late William John NAYLOR; husband of Elizabeth Annie (nee BREWER) NAYLOR.
His parents married 23 October 1886 at St Mary’s, Watford. William died 1896 in the Eton, Bucks, district aged 38, and was buried 21 February at St John the Baptist, Eton; Emma died 1950 in the Surrey Mid E district aged 80.
William was born 1887 in Watford, and baptised 9 March 1887 at St John the Evangelist, Watford. He married 25 December 1910 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Elizabeth remarried 25 December 1922 at St Mary’s, Watford, to Ralph POTTER; she died 17 December 1959 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 22 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
On the 1891 Census, at school aged 4 he lived in Eton, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, an ordinary agricultural labourer aged 14, he lived in Leavesden, Herts, with his widowed mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a cowman aged 24, he lived in Watford, with his wife and no children.
Date of death07/11/1918
Age at death31
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)