Spence, E J
ERNEST JOSEPH SPENCE
Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 58 and 59.
He enlisted in Tonbridge, Kent, and was formerly Private 3053 Yeomanry Cyclists. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and assumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an In Memoriam for Ernest in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 15 March 1919.
Son of Ernest Robert and Florence Dagmar (nee BARRETT) SPENCE of Watford.
His parents married 21 August 1897 at St Matthew’s, Islington, London. Florence died 1930 in Watford aged 54, and was buried 25 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Ernest died 17 September 1944 in Watford aged 70, and was buried 20 September, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Ernest was born 1 June 1898 in Islington, and attended Alexandra School, Watford, from 27 January 1908 to 25 July 1910. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Canonbury, London, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings.
Unit"A" Company, 7th Battalion
Date of death21/03/1918
Age at death19
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)