Quarry, L C
LEONARD CHARLES QUARRY
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot E, Row 1, Grave 348.
He attested for Short Service (Duration of the War) and enlisted 29 May 1916 in London in the Royal Garrison Artillery: a clerk aged 27, 5’8″ tall, of Bushey, Herts. He served at Home from 29 May 1916 to 11 October 1917, and with the B.E.F. 12 October 1917 to 9 August 1918 when he was invalided home aboard Princess Elizabeth; during this time he was promoted to Corporal 4 April 1918. He was first admitted to Whips Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex; then to Romford Military Hospital from 19 to 31 August 1918; Napsbury V.A.D. Hospital till 11 September 1918; then to the Military Convalescent Hospital, Woldingham till 14 November 1918. He was admitted to Gravesend Military Hospital 2 January 1919, where he died of influenza and pneumonia; his father was present at the death. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals. He does not appear to have an entry in the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 dataset.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Leonard in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 18 January 1919.
Son of Charles and Eliza (nee BROWNE) QUARRY; husband of Rose Frances (nee SARGEANT) QUARRY.
His parents married 2 June 1887 at St James, Hatcham, Surrey. Eliza died 1933 in Watford aged 68, and was buried 20 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Charles died 25 November 1938 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 30 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Leonard was born 1888 in New Cross, London, and baptised 2 August 1888 at St James’, Hatcham. He married 10 June 1914 at Christ Church, Watford; they had one child. He was buried 11 January. Rose never remarried, she died 10 December 1971 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 15 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Harrow, Middx, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in Willesden, London, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a clerk for a machine manufacturer aged 22, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two 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)