Remembered with honour White House Cemetery: Plot III, Row S, Grave 27.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 15559 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 9 April 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Harry’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 Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 May 1918.
Son of George and Ellen (nee BRILL) RICKETT.
His parents married 12 May 1883 at St Paul’s, Chipperfield, Herts. George died 6 January 1933 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 10 January at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts; Ellen died 1945 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 19 March, also at St Paul’s.
Harry was born 1891 in Watford, and baptised 28 May 1908 at St Paul’s, Langleybury. He resided in Croxley Green, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Croxley Green, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 20, he still lived in Croxley Green, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death28*/04/1918
Age at death26
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)