Stone, L V
LEONARD VICTOR STONE
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 July 1915, and was killed in action during a successful attack on Pommiers Redoubt and ground between Montauban-de-Picardie and Mametz. Unfortunately, Leonard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Thomas and the late Elizabeth (formerly SAUNDERS, nee DUMPLETON) STONE.
His parents married 19 May 1883 at St John the Baptist, Aldbury, Herts. Elizabeth died 1907 in Watford aged 54, and was buried 26 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Thomas possibly died 1940 in Ware, Herts, aged 77, and was buried 3 February at St Mary’s, Ware.
Leonard was born 6 October 1895 in Bushey, Herts, and baptised 15 November 1895 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. He attended Alexandra School, Watford, from 2 June 1903 to 24 March 1905 [sic]; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 10 January 1905 [sic] to 7 October 1909. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Oxhey, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a baker’s errand boy aged 15, he lived in Watford.
- 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)