Henry Joseph Batchelor

Name

Henry Joseph Batchelor

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/10/1918

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
31828
York and Lancaster Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Panel 9.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Bushey Town Memorial

Pre War

Henry Joseph Batchelor was born in Watford in about 1883. He was employed as a gardener and handyman and married Martha Gibson on 29 March 1913. They lived at White House, Cassiobury Park, Watford.

Wartime Service

Henry enlisted as Private 25569 with the Northamptonshire Regiment in 1915 at the age of 32 and later transferred as Private 31828 to the 6th battalion of the York and Lancashire Regiment. He served in France and Flanders and was killed in action on 1 October 1918.


He is remembered with honour on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial in France and is commemorated on the Bushey Memorial on Clay Hill.


In his will he left all his property and effects to his wife, who had moved to 22 Rosebery Road, Bushey.


His pension record shows the dependent as Martha at the above address and awarded a grant of £5 on 04/11/18 and a pension of 13/9 per week with effect from 21/04/19.

Additional Information

Information provided with the kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project - Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk

Acknowledgments

Andrew Palmer
Bushey World War One Commemoration Project - www.busheyworldwarone.co.uk