Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
He enlisted in Berkhamsted, Herts, and was formerly Private 25279 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Esther CHILTON (formerly WALLER and CLARKE, nee BLIGH) of Berkhamsted, and the late John WALLER.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. John died 1899 in the Berkhamsted district aged 31, and was buried 21 October in Tring Cemetery, Herts. Esther remarried 1902 in the Berkhamsted district to John Henry CLARKE, who died 1905 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 32. Esther married for the third time 1906 in the Berkhamsted district to James CHILTON, and died 23 November 1954 in Berkhamsted aged 85.
Edward was born 1898 in Tring, and baptised 15 September 1898 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Tring, with his widowed mother and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he lived in Berkhamsted, with his mother, step-father and seven siblings.
Date of deathon or since 26/09/1917
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)