Shambrook, C D
CHARLES/CHARLEY/CHARLIE DANIEL SHAMBROOK
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during an unsuccessful attack on The Quadrilateral near Morval. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 October 1916, and a Death announcement in the issue dated 2 December 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 15 September 1917 and 14 September 1918.
Son of Daniel Alfred and the late Ann(ie) (nee TAPPING) SHAMBROOK; husband of 1) Mary Ann (nee SHAMBROOK) SHAMBROOK; 2) Clara Jane (nee HARRIS) SHAMBROOK of Watford.
His parents married 24 January 1880 at St Mary’s, Amersham, Bucks. Annie died 1883 in the Amersham district aged 31; Daniel died 1927 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 24 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Charles was born 14 January 1881 in Amersham, and baptised 2 April 1881 at St Mary’s, Amersham. He attended first St Andrew’s Infants’ School, Watford; then St Andrew’s Boys’ School from 16 April 1888 to 8 January 1892. He married firstly 26 December 1905 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had one child. Mary died 1909 in Watford aged 33, and was buried 20 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Charles remarried 1911 in the Amersham district; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Clara remarried 1921 in the Watford district to Edward E HILL, and died 1948 in the Watford district aged 71.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1881 Census, aged 3 months he lived in Amersham, with his mother and no siblings. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10, he lived in Watford, with his widowed father and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a boot maker and repairer aged 20, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed father and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a boot maker and repairer, and widower, aged 30, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed father and one child.
Date of death15*/09/1916
Age at death35
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)