Pettifer/Pettifor, A A
ALFRED ALBERT PETTIFER
Remembered with honour Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery: Plot VI, Row A, Grave 11.
He enlisted in Hertford, and was formerly Private TR/LON/136545 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed or died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and Harriet (nee BARNETT) PETTIFER.
His parents married 24 December 1892 at St Andrew’s, Watford. Harriet died 20 May 1943 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 25 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; James died 19 September 1946 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 24 September, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Alfred was born 19 February 1898 or 1900 in Rickmansworth, Herts, and baptised 1 February 1903 at All Saints, Croxley Green, Herts. He was employed by John Dickenson & Co at their Croxley Mills.
On the 1901 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 11, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Unit9th (Service) Battalion
Date of deathon or since 21/09/1918
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)