Routledge, L H
LESLIE HERBERT ROUTLEDGE
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 54.
He enlisted at the outbreak of war in London, and went to France in December 1914. Wounded 8 May 1915 and reported missing, presumed killed in action. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 24 December 1914. Unfortunately, Leslie’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William Stephenson and Clara Louisa (nee TEBBS) ROUTLEDGE of Watford.
His parents married 13 June 1885 at St George’s, Tufnell Park, London. Clara died 1932 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 9 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 2 December 1938 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 6 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Leslie was born 15 July 1893 in Watford, and baptised 3 September 1893 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He attended first Sotheron Road Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 18 January 1900 to 1 August 1901; then Watford Grammar School from 3 September 1901 to December 1909; and finally the University of London, Strand. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a student aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit1st/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers)
Date of deathon or since 08/05/1915
Age at death21
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)