Pankhurst, W J A
WILFRED JAMES ARNOLD PANKHURST
Remembered with honour Ramleh War Cemetery: Row H, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Palestine of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Wilfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Wilfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 26 January 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 11 January 1919.
Son of Henry John and Eliza (nee WILLS) PANKHURST of Watford.
His parents married 28 May 1885 in Creech St Michael, Somerset. Henry died 1924 in the Watford district aged 74; Eliza died either 1916 in the Cranbrook, Kent, district aged 55 of 1929 in the Dartford, Kent, district aged 69.
Wilfred was born 1894 in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a L.N.W.R. clerk aged 16, he still lived in Oxhey, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit2nd/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death09/01/1918
Age at death23
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)