Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot J, Row 4, Grave 593.
He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of influenza in St Alban’s, Herts. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing; nor does he appear to have and entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919.
Son of George and Clara Louise (nee BAKER) NICHOLLS of Watford.
His parents married 26 December 1891 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring, Herts. George died 14 February 1941 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 20 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Clara died 15 October 1947 in St Alban’s aged 79, and was buried 20 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
William was born 1 March 1896 in Aston Clinton, Bucks, and baptised 5 April 1896 at St Michael’s, Aston Clinton. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 5 January 1903 to 17 March 1910. He was buried 8 March.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer aged 15, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings.
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