Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 10.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 8 March 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Albert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William and Jessie (nee HAYLOCK) WOODWARD; husband of Emily Louisa (nee PAYNE) WOODWARD of Millwall, London.
His parents married 1887 in the Watford district. Jessie died 1923 in Watford aged 55, and was buried 12 September at Holy Cross, Sarratt, Herts; William died 1929 in Sarratt aged 72, and was buried 20 August, also at Holy Cross.
Albert was born 24 January 1891 in Croxley Green, Herts, and baptised 5 April 1891 at All Saints, Croxley Green. He attended Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 29 August 1898 to 8 November 1901; then Alexandra School, Watford, from 11 November 1901 to 7 February 1902; then Callowland Board School, Watford, from 5 February 1902 to 28 January 1904, and from 30 August 1904 to 19 January 1905. He married 21 October 1917 at Christ Church, Poplar, London. He resided in Watford. Emily never remarried, she died 1954 in Watford aged 58, and was buried 20 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 months he lived in Croxley Green, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Gunner with No. 54 Company Royal Garrison Artillery aged 20, he was stationed at Casemates, Gibraltar.
- 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)