Posner, P E
PHILIP ERNEST POSNER
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 6.
He was formerly Lance-Corporal in the University of London O.T.C. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, which were sent to his father of Watford. He was wounded 28 April 1917 and reported missing, presumed killed in action in an attack on the chemical works near Rouex. Recommended for the Military Cross.
There is an article about Philip in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 September 1917; plus a Grammar School In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 December 1917, and an In Memoriam in the issue dated 26 April 1919.
Son of Nathaniel and Hortense (nee SAMUELSON) POSNER of Watford.
His parents married 26 November 1891 at Hampstead Register Office, London. Nathaniel died 1 August 1940 in Whitstable, Kent, aged 74; Hortense died 3 April 1946 in Edgware, Middx, aged 79.
Philip was born 13 or 30 January 1898 in Kilburn, London, and attended Watford Grammar School from April 1909 to July 1914. He was an engineering student at East London College, University of London.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Kensal Green, London, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a schoolboy aged 13, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit3rd Battalion, attached 8th (or 4th) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Date of deathon or since 27*/04/1917
Age at death19
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)