Stacey, J or S
JOHN or STEPHEN STACEY
Remembered with honour Chester Farm Cemetery: Plot II, Row B, Grave 1.
He originally attested for the Militia 12 January 1904, no. 4782 4th Bedfordshire Regiment: a labourer aged 17, 5’5½” tall, C of E, of Watford. He re-attested 22 September 1914 at Valcartier: a farmer aged 25, 5’11” tall, C of E; next-of-kin his mother of Leicester.
There is an article about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 August 1916.
Son of James and Louisa Elizabeth (nee WEST) STACEY.
His parents married 8 May 1882 at St Mary’s, Willesden, London. Louisa died 1918 in the Leicester district aged 60.
John was born 24 March 1889 at Thame, Oxon [however, there is no trace of a John STACEY born there and then, but there is a Stephen STACEY], and attended first Beechen Grove Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School from 23 January 1895 to 12 February 1901. He possibly emigrated 29 August 1907 aboard the Dominion Line Canada Liverpool to Quebec: a labourer aged 19.
On the 1891 Census, Stephen aged 2 lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, [Stephen] still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Canadian Census, [John] aged 22 lived in St Malachie d’Ormstoun, Quebec.
Unit4th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment
Date of death28/05/1916
Age at death27
Place of death
NotesHis brother James died 18 April 1918 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)