Parkins, W L
WILLIAM LESLIE PARKINS
Remembered with honour Brandhoek Military Cemetery: Plot I, Row J, Grave 5A.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 July 1917.
Son of Henry Edward and Ellen (nee HILL) PARKINS of Leavesden, Herts.
His parents married 4 June 1892 at All Saints, Leavesden. Ellen died 1951 in the Watford district aged 78; Henry died 1955 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 86.
William was born 18 October 1896 in Leavesden, and baptised 29 May 1898 at All Saints, Leavesden. He resided in Leavesden.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Leavesden, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a garden boy aged 14, he still lived in Leavesden, with his parents and seven siblings.
Date of death08/07/1917
Age at death20
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)