Remembered with honour Chatham Naval Memorial: Panel 13.
He enlisted 12 January 1914: a potman aged 18, C of E, 5’5″ tall, and was a Private at the Recruitment Depot, Deal, Kent. He transferred to the Chatham Division 13 September 1914 before joining H.M.S. Clan McNaughton 11 December 1914. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, which were issued to his father. He was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action, his body was not recovered for burial. His father of Watford was notified of his death. The vessel is believed to have foundered in a North Atlantic storm.
Son of Charles and Kate (nee HAYWARD) PRICKETT of Watford.
His parents married 8 July 1894 at St Mary Magdalene, Southwark, London. Charles died 1935 in Abbot’s Langley, Herts, aged 61, and was buried 4 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Kate died 1954 in the Watford district aged 79.
Richard was born 15 December 1895 in Bermondsey, London.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Bermondsey, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, an errand boy aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings [for some reason the name is recorded as WILLIAMS].
- 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)