Santler, W F X
WILFRED FRANCIS XAVIER SANTLER
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 54.
He enlisted in London 19 May 1914 a clerk; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 4 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Wilfred’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 Wilfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 January 1915; an article in the Watford Illustrated dated 27 March 1915; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 1 January 1916, 30 December 1916, 5 January 1918 and 4 January 1919.
Son of Henry Dutton and Ellen (nee O’SULLIVAN) SANTLER.
His parents married 1893 in the Islington, London, district. Henry died 1931 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 7 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Ellen died 1963 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 94, and was buried 12 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Wilfred was born 22 March 1897 in Bexleyheath, Kent, and attended Holyrood School, Watford; then Alexandra School, Watford, from 20 September 1909 to 21 March 1911. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Bexley, Kent, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a solicitor’s clerk aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Unit1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of death01/01/1915
Age at death17
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)