Warnes, W J
WILLIAM JOSEPH WARNES
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 13A and 14C.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 9 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 July 1916; and In Memoriams in the issues dated 14 July 1917, 13 July 1918 and 12 July 1919.
Son of Henry Philip and Susan (nee BRADLEY) WARNES of Watford.
His parents married 1890 in the Woolwich, London, district. Henry died 1948 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 28 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Susan died 1954 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 27 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
William was born 4 March 1889 in Watford, and attended first Red Lion Yard Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 10 February 1896 to 19 February 1903. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a carman aged 22 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
- 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)