West , A
Remembered with honour Les Baraques Military Cemetery: Plot VI, Row E, Grave 13.
He enlisted at Somerset House, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at No. 30 General Hospital. Unfortunately, Alfred’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 Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 23 November 1918.
Son of Ephraim and Amy (nee PACKER) WEST of Watford.
His parents married 4 July 1883 at the Congregational Church, Watford. Ephraim died 1934 in Watford aged 70, and was buried 17 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Amy possibly died 1947 in the Bedford district aged 82, or 1950 in the Surrey S E district aged 85.
Alfred was born 1892 in Watford, and baptised 10 June 1892 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford, and was employed at Messrs Ashwell & Sons.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a clothier’s parcel deliverer aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and eight siblings.
Unit15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death07/11/1918
Age at death26
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)