Pointer, R T
RALPH THOMAS POINTER
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 27 April 1915, and was killed in action whilst bivouacking in the former Pommiers Redoubt. Unfortunately, Ralph’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Ralph in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 September 1916.
Son of Frank/Francis and Mary Ann (nee GINGER) POINTER of Watford.
His parents married 20 August 1877 at All Saints, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Mary died 1932 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 6 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Frank died 1936 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 1 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Ralph was born 6 June 1892 in Watford, and baptised 28 June 1896 at Christ Church, Watford. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 9 January 1899 to 1 June 1906. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a plumber’s mate aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four 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)