Rodney, R J or R H
REGINALD JOHN or REGINALD HENRY RODNEY
Remembered with honour Guards Cemetery: Plot III, Row C, Grave 3.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 September 1915, and was killed in action. On 6 November 1915, the Battalion was at La Basse Canal, near Duck’s Bill billets, Bethune, a sub-section of the Givenchy trenches, in front of which was a system of craters. It was proposed to explode a mine and the Battalion was to occupy the lip and edges of the resulting crater, as well as the existing craters. By 7 November, the position was secure and the casualties during this 48 hour tour of duty included one Other Rank killed – presumably this was Reginald. Unfortunately, Reginald’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Henry Lewis and the late Mary E (nee DANIELS) RODNEY of Watford.
His parents married 22 August 1896 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. Mary died 1906 in the Watford district aged 37. Henry remarried 1910 in the Watford district to Mary CURD; he died 1935 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 23 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 1948 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 6 February at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts.
Reginald [Henry] was born 3 September 1897 in Watford, and baptised 17 September 1897 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of death06/11/1915
Age at death19
Place of death
NotesHis half-brother Ernest DANIELS died 5 May 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)