Roe, L L J
LEONARD LEWIS JAMES ROE
Remembered with honour Tincourt New British Cemetery: Plot V, Row H, Grave 18.
He enlisted in Bedford, and was formerly Private 8634 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at 50th Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received 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 7 December 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 11 October 1919.
Son of Mary (nee GAMBIER) ROE of Watford, and the late Walter ROE; husband of Jessie (nee TOMPKINS) ROE of St John’s Wood, London.
His parents married 1890 in the Watford district. Walter died 1907 in Watford aged 43, and was buried 17 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford
Leonard was born 1891 in Watford, and married 1915 in the Watford district; they had two children.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a beer bottler aged 19, he still lived in Oxhey, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Date of death08/10/1918
Age at death27
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)