Ridgeway, L P
LEONARD PERCY RIDGEWAY
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 31 and 33.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 24 March 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Leonard’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 Leonard in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 May 1915; an article in the Watford Illustrated dated 1 May 1915; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 April 1916.
Son of William and Millicent (nee DAVIS) RIDGEWAY of Watford.
His parents married 1881 in the Watford district. Millicent died 1932 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 18 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 20 April 1940 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 24 April, also in Vicarage Road cemetery.
Leonard was born 1892 in Watford, and resided in Watford. He went to Australia 1 April 1913 aboard the Milburn Line Port Macquarie from London to Melbourne: a butcher aged 21.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a butcher’s assistant aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit"B" Company, 1st Battalion
Date of death18/04/1915
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesHis brother Ralph died 17 February 1915 and also features 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)