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WILLIAM GEORGE PRINCE
Remembered with honour St Julien Dressing Station Cemetery: Plot II, Row K, Grave 17.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action whilst posted to the 12th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers). Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 September 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 7 September 1918.
Son of William and Lily Jane (nee SWABEY) PRINCE of Watford.
His parents married 8 June 1895 at St Andrew’s, Watford. William died 1934 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 21 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Lily died 1936 in Watford aged 64, and was buried 31 July, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
William was born 14 May 1896 in Watford, and baptised 15 July 1896 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 11 January 1904 to 9 September 1910.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a mechanical engineering apprentice aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death09/09/1917
Age at death21
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)