Ricketts, H R
HENRY RICHARD RICKETTS
Remembered with honour Vis-en-Artois Memorial: Panel 10.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 1884 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment, and Private 260169 Notts and Derby Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Henry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Henry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 19 October 1918.
Son of Herbert and Florence (nee BUCKERIDGE) RICKETTS; husband of Margaret Daisy (nee CLARK) RICKETTS.
His parents married 1 March 1890 at Christ Church, Rotherhithe, London. Herbert died 1924 in Watford aged 53, and was buried 20 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Florence died 1944 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 25 September in North Watford Cemetery.
Henry was born 13 May 1894 in Islington, London, and attended Callowland Board School, Watford, 30 August 1904 to 27 June 1905. He married 16 June 1917 at St Michael’s, Watford, and resided in Watford. Margaret remarried 2 August 1920 at St Mary’s, Watford, to John Thomas George BREWER, and died 1951 in the Wood Green, Middx, district aged 60.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Islington, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a moulder at the Vi-Cocoa Manufacturers aged 16, he lived in Watford, with his parents and five 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)
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- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)