Tracey/Tracy, C J
CECIL JOHN TRACEY
Remembered with honour Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery: Plot III, Row B, Grave 24.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was found drowned in France 3 April* 1916. Unfortunately, Cecil’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Cecil in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 June 1916.
Son of John and Georgina Henrietta (nee WILD) TRACY; husband of Jessie Elizabeth (nee HOUSEHOLD) TRACY.
His parents married 1877 in the Amersham, Bucks, district, or 17 June 1877 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. John died 11 December 1889 in Rickmansworth aged 40; Georgina, a widow of Croxley Green, Herts, died 10 January 1940 in Watford aged 85.
Cecil was born 29 February 1884 in Harrow Weald, Middx, and attended Watford Grammar School from September 1891 to December 1897. He married 1905 in the Christchurch, Hants, district; they had three children. He resided in Watford. Jessie never remarried and died 1960 in the Hove, Sussex, district aged 77
On the 1891 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a cycle maker aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a commercial traveller aged 27, he still lived in Watford, with his wife and two children.
Unit56th Division H.Q., Motor Transport
Date of death21/05*/1916
Age at death32
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)