Reynard, W J
WILLIAM JOHN REYNARD
Remembered with honour Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3: Plot XV, Row E, Grave 6.
He enlisted in Hertford, and was formerly Private 4953 Hertfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. 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 In Memoriams in the issues dated 24 August 1918 and 23 August 1919.
Son of Harry/Henry William and Eliza Ann (nee FRANCIS) REYNARD.
His parents married 13 April 1895 at St Paul’s, Marylebone, London. Henry died 11 November 1919 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, aged 43, and was buried 18 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Eliza died 20 February 1952 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 25 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
William was born 6 June 1898 in Kilburn, Middx, and baptised 24 July 1898 at St Paul’s, Marylebone. He attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 29 January 1907 to 3 June 1912. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death16*/08/1917
Age at death19
Place of death
NotesHis father died 11 November 1919 and is also commemorated on this Roll of Honour
- 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)