Willett, J R F
JOHN ROBERT FRANCIS WILLETT
Remembered with honour Philosophe British Cemetery: Plot II, Row F, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 10599 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of John and Sarah Ann (nee BRACKLEY) WILLETT.
His parents married 14 August 1892 at St Mary’s, Wendover, Bucks. John died 1918 in the Watford district aged 58; Sarah possibly died 1928 in the Stoke on Trent, Staffs, district aged 66.
John was born 14 February 1894 in Willesden, London, and baptised 25 March 1894 at All Souls, Harlesden, London. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 14 April 1902 to 3 February 1903, and again from 11 January 1904 to 23 November 1908. He resided in Willesden.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a French polish packer aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death07/11/1916
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesJohn is possibly the J WILLETT commemorated by Sun Engraving. His brother James died 25 April 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 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)