Wheeler, C G
CECIL GEORGE WHEELER
Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 41.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 11 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Cecil’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Cecil in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 October 1915; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 30 September 1916 and 27 September 1919.
Son of William and Ellen (nee BURTON) WHEELER of Watford.
His parents married 16 September 1893 at St Helen’s, Wheathampstead, Herts. William died 1929 aged 58; Ellen died either 1945 aged 74 or 1955 aged 84; both in the Watford district.
Cecil was born 1894 in Wheathampstead, and baptised 24 June 1894 at St Helen’s, Wheathampstead. He resided in Watford, and was employed by Mr GREAVES in his gardens at Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Leverstock Green, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, [aged 16] he lived in Sarratt, Herts, with his parents and six siblings [this census form is spoilt, so difficult to read].
Date of death25/09/1915
Age at death21
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)