Waller, A H or H A
ARCHIBALD HENRY or HENRY ARCHIBALD WALLER
Remembered with honour Bray Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row A, Grave 16.
He enlisted in Bedford, and was formerly Private 33175 Suffolk Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station, Bray sur Somme. Unfortunately, Archibald’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Archibald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 March 1917, and a brief article in the issue dated 10 March 1917.
Son of Eliza (nee DOGGETT) and the late Henry WALLER; husband of Lily Elizabeth (nee DELL) WALLER.
His parents married 25 August 1873 at St Andrew’s, Watford. Henry died 1910 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 20 October at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts; Eliza died 1927 in the Watford district aged 83, and was buried 8 February, also at St Paul’s.
Archibald was born 7 March 1883 in Watford, and attended St Andrew’s Boys’ School, Watford, from 7 March 1892; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 6 January 1896 to 17 January 1898. He married 26 December 1910 at All Saints, King’s Langley, Herts; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Lily never remarried, she died 26 March 1954 in Watford, and was buried 31 March at St Paul’s, Langleybury.
On the 1891 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a baker aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 28, he still lived in Watford, with his wife, no children and widowed mother.
Date of death17/02/1917
Age at death33
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)