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ST ALBANS, PAGEANT ROAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

Pageant Road, parallel to Albert Street and Sopwell Lane, but a shorter street than either of the other two, mainly consisted of terraced houses. The memorial is affixed to the wall of No. 11 Pageant Road (stated as No. 9 in book). (Details taken from "THE STREET MEMORIALS OF ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH" by Alice Goodman published by St Alban's and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society 1987 ISBN 0 901194 08 5)
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND FOR REMEMBRANCE
1914
 
1918

CONSTABLE

James [Victor]

Private 20270, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 July 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Bedford, resident St Albans. Son of Mrs. Collins (formerly Constable), of 11, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 62. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

DRAPER

George

Gunner 97297, 197th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 34. Born and resident St Albans, enlisted London. Son of Mark Draper, of 3, Portland Street, St. Albans, Herts; husband of L. E. Draper, of 31, Pageant Road, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 9. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

FRANCIS

John

Lance Corproal 50290, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident St Albans. Son of Charlotte Francis, of St. Albans; husband of Edith Clara Francis, of 48, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 25596, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row S. Grave 39. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

JEFFRIES

Percy

Private 266586, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Hertford, resident St Albans. Formally 4907, Hertfordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of Robert and Emma Jeffries, born St Albans, resident 40 Inkerrman Road, St Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

LEWIS

Ernest

Gunner 85981, Royal Field Artillery. Died 6 February 1918. Aged 29. Son of William and Ellen Lewis, of 2, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, son of William Lewis, born St Albans, resident 142 Fishpool Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire. His birth was recorded in the April to June Quarter 1888 in the St Albans Registration District, Hertfordshire. Buried in REGINA CEMETERY, Saskatchewan, Canada. Soldiers Grave. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

MERRYDALE

Frederick [Walter]

[Spelt MERRIDALE on St Albans WW1 memorial and Vyse & Son Memorial] Private 67873, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30th December 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident St Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of David and Jane Merridale, of 23, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 7016, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). No known grave. Commemoratedon THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and Vyse & Son War Memorial

PERHAM

Edward [Charles]

Private 681461, 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Missing presumed killed in action 16 September 1916. Enlisted and resident St Albans. First entered France 30 June 1915. Formerly 3456, 22nd Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

Photograph Copright © Susie Harris 2014

STONE

Albert [Charles]

Private 20312, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 17 July 1915. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Eliza Stone, of 10, Pageant Rd., St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of Charles henry and Eliza Stone, born St. Albans, an Errand Boy at Boots Cash Chemists, resident 65 Albert Street, St Albans,. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row A. Grave 18. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and St Albans St Saviour Church.

TODD

Ernest [Arthur]

Gunner 135019, 182nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident St.Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Todd, of 38, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1893 in St Albans Registration District, Hertfordshire. He was chistened 2 April 1893 at Sandridge, Hertfordshire, son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Todd. His enlistment papers give his address as 38 Pageant Road, St Albans. He enlisted 20 December 1916 at Watford, aged 23 years 10 months. His mother, Annie, of 38 Pageant Road, St Albans, was his next of kin; he had two brothers and three sisters. He was a printer's apprentice by trade, 5 feet 7¼ inches, 140 lbs, 36 inch chest His body was exhumed 15 May 1919 and reburied in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 8. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

R.I.P.

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