Stratton, S V [or S S]
STANLEY VICTOR STRATTON
Remembered with honour Terlincthun British Cemetery: Plot IV, Row E, Grave 37.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Stanley’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Stanley in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 October 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 4 October 1919.
Son of Eliza (nee ENGLAND) STRATTON of Watford, and the late William STRATTON.
His parents married 18 November 1877 at St Andrew’s, Watford. William died 1908 in Watford aged 54, and was buried 19 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Eliza died 1922 in Watford aged 66, and was buried 19 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Stanley was born 14 August 1899 in Watford, and baptised 22 September 1899 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended first Sotheron Road Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 9 January 1906 to 19 December 1912.
On the 1901 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his parents and ten siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 11, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and seven siblings.
Date of death05/10/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
NotesRecorded as STRATTON S S on the Borough Roll of Honour. His brother Sidney died 15 January 1915 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)