Terry, C A or A C
CECIL ARTHUR or ARTHUR CECIL TERRY
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 148 to 150.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 5972 4th Battalion Essex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Cecil’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Cecil in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 27 October 1917.
Son of Joseph and Clara Selina (nee PARKER) TERRY.
His parents married 1897 in the Watford district. Clara died 1923 in Watford aged 45, and was buried 9 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Joseph remarried 1929 in the Watford district to Jennie/Jane ATKINS, and died 1962 in the Watford district aged 89.
Cecil was born 17 January 1898 in Watford, and attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 3 September 1907 to 12 January 1912. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 13, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), attached 13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington Rifles)
Date of death01/10/1917
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)