Remembered with honour Heilly Station Cemetery: Plot II, Row C, Grave 22.
He enlisted 2 November 1914 in Watford, Short Service (3 years with the Colours): a grocer aged 26, 5’10” tall, C of E. He served at Home 2 November 1914 to 15 November 1915, during which time he was appointed unpaid Lance-Corporal 19 July 1915, and in France from 16 November 1915. He was admitted to 6 Casualty Clearing Station from 2 to 9 January 1916 with influenza; and suffered a shell wound to the head 21 July 1916, dying the next day at 38 Casualty Clearing Station, France. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 16 November 1915.
There is an article about Wilfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 July 1916.
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (nee BASTIN) WARN of Croxley Green, Herts.
His parents married 31 May 1873 at All Saints, Croxley Green. Thomas died 16 October 1929 in Croxley Green aged 78; Elizabeth died 23 May 1934 in Watford aged 83.
Wilfred was born 1888 in Croxley Green, and baptised 5 October 1890 at All Saints, Croxley Green. He resided in Croxley Green, and worked in the grocery store of the Croxley Green Co-Operative Society. He had been a member of the Croxley Green Church Lads’ Brigade.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Croxley Green, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Croxley Green, with his parents and eight siblings. On the 1911 Census, a grocer’s assistant aged 22, he still lived in Croxley Green, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death22/07/1916
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)