Rolph/Rolfe, E J
EDWARD JAMES ROLPH
Remembered with honour Vis-en-Artois Memorial: Panel 10.
He enlisted in Willesden, London, and was formerly Private 3044 9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, and Private 269591 Middlesex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two combing.
Son of Frederick William and Emma (nee DELDERFIELD) ROLPH of Aldbury, Herts.
His parents married 22 April 1889 at St John the Baptist, Aldbury. Emma died 7 December 1939 in Northchurch, Herts, aged 76; Frederick died 11 May 1945 in Hemel Hempstead, Herts, aged 79.
Edward was born 5 April 1890 in Kentish Town, London, and baptised 6 July 1890 at St John the Baptist, Aldbury. He resided in Wealdstone, Middx.
On the 1891 Census, aged 7 months he lived in St Pancras, London, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Wealdstone, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a process engraver aged 20, he still lived in Wealdstone, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death23/08/1918
Age at death28
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)