Tyers/Tyres, R J
RICHARD JOHN TYERS
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 when a shell fell on “C” Company Officers’ Mess in the front line near Carnoy. Unfortunately, Richard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Richard in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 8 July 1916, and an article and Death announcement in the issue dated 22 July 1916.
Son of Charles and Eliza (nee GRANSBY) TYERS; husband of Mary Elizabeth (nee ELEY) TYERS of Oxhey, Herts.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. An Eliza died 1916 in the Nottingham district aged 72, and was buried 19 July in Nottingham General Cemetery; Charles died 1927 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 3 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Richard was born 1887 in Watford, and baptised 23 September 1887 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 19 June 1909 at St James’, Bushey, Herts; they had two children. He resided in Oxhey. Mary remarried 1917 in the Watford district to Charles A TYERS, and died 1972 in the Watford district aged 82.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Bushey, with his mother and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Bushey, with his mother and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 23, he lived in Oxhey, with his wife and one child.
Date of death26*/06/1916
Age at death28
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)