Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 25 August 1915, and was killed in action in the trenches near Villers-Plouich. Unfortunately, Harry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Mary Eliza (nee CLEMENTS) NEALE of Bushey, Herts, and Richard William NEALE.
His parents married 30 August 1891 at St John’s, Kensal Green, London. Mary died 1948 aged 80; Richard died 1949 aged 80; both in the Watford district.
Harry was born 4 December 1897 in Watford, and baptised 7 April 1897 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He attended first St Andrew’s Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 10 January to 29 September 1905. He then attended Boxmoor J.M.I. School, Herts, from 17 January 1906 to 23 September 1910; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 3 October 1910 to 24 November 1911. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 13 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death11/01/1918
Age at death20
Place of death
NotesHis brother George died 6 November 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 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)