Winfield, F A
FREDERICK ALFRED WINFIELD
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 6B and 6C.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an In Memoriam for Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 August 1917.
Son of Sarah Jane (nee ADAMS) and the late Alfred WINFIELD; husband of Florence (nee FRANKLIN) WINFIELD.
His parents married 27 December 1885 at St John the Baptist, Kentish Town, London. Alfred died 1888 in Watford aged 22, and was buried 5 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Sarah remarried 1899 in the Watford district to William Thomas WOOLHEAD. He died 1941 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 29 March in North Watford Cemetery; Sarah died 1955 in Watford aged 89, and was buried 6 April, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Frederick was born 7 April 1886 in Watford. He attended first Beechen Grove Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School from 16 January 1894 to 7 February 1896; finally Callowland Board School, Watford, from 10 February 1896 to 29 July 1898. He married 14 June 1914 at Bushey and Oxhey Methodist Church, Herts; they had one child. Florence never remarried, she died 4 October 1960 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 7 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a gardener’s lad aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his mother, step-father and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, an under gardener aged 24, he lived in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Date of death22/08/1916
Age at death30
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)