Spooner, H S or B S
HERBERT/BERTIE SIDNEY SPOONER
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 12C.
He enlisted in Hertford, and was formerly Private 5426 Hertfordshire [or Bedfordshire] Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of John Barber and Annie (nee HOLDHAM) SPOONER of Watford.
His parents married 18 November 1888 at St James the Great, Bierton, Bucks. John died 1946 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 20 February in North Watford Cemetery; Annie died 1957 in Watford aged 88, and was buried 14 October, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Herbert was born 12 September 1894 in Hemel Hempstead, Herts, and attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 7 January 1901 to 26 March 1902. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of deathon or about 27/07/1916
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesAttached to the 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. His brother Harry died 13 November 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 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)