Neal/Neale, J W
JOHN WILLIAM NEAL
Remembered with honour Gordon Dump Cemetery: Plot V, Row J, Grave 10.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 24 August 1915, and was killed in action in the front line near Contalmaison. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of the late John and Harriet (nee NORWOOD) NEAL.
His parents married 20 October 1888 at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts. John died 1890 in the Chelsea, London, district aged 22, and was buried 15 February at St John the Baptist, Aldenham, Herts. Harriet remarried 6 August 1892 at All Saints, Leavesden to John ENGLAND. She died 1893 in Watford aged 28, and was buried 22 December at All Saints, Leavesden.
John was born 20 November 1888 in Aldenham, and baptised 20 January 1889 at St John the Baptist, Aldenham. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Aldenham, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Aldenham. On the 1911 Census, a carman aged 22 he lived in Watford.
Date of death10/07/1916
Age at death27
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)