Remembered with honour La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 14 August 1914, and died of wounds received or was killed in action at Vailly. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Edward and Mary Ann (nee TARRY) PRITCHARD; husband of Emma Louise (nee BAILEY) PRITCHARD.
His parents married 14 April 1873 at St John the Evangelist, Willesden, London. Edward possibly died 1918 in the Weymouth, Dorset, district aged 82; Mary died 1931 in the Hendon, Middx, district aged 82.
Edward was born 31 December 1884 in Bushey, Herts, and baptised 26 July 1888 at St James’, Bushey. He married 17 April 1911 at St Peter’s, Bushey Heath; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Emma never remarried, and died 1964 in the Watford district aged 76.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and eight siblings. On the 1901 Census, a cowman aged 16, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 26, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death15/09/1914
Age at death29
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)