Pocock, W T
WILLIAM THOMAS POCOCK
Remembered with honour Godewaersvelde British Cemetery: Plot I, Row L, Grave 43.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 21 August 1914, and died of wounds received 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 1 April 1916.
Son of Mary Martha (nee POCOCK) POCOCK of Watford, and the late Charles Thomas POCOCK.
His parents married 1893 in the Watford district. Charles possibly died 1930 in the East Preston, Sussex, district aged 56; Mary died 1963 in the St Alban’s, Herts, district aged 93.
William was born 5 June 1894 in Watford, and baptised 24 October 1894 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 7 January 1901 to 16 April 1902, and again from 9 April 1906 to 2 June 1908. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 16 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
- 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)