John Randall


John Randall
10 Nov 1885


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Essex Regiment
11th Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

85 to 87.

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial, St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch

Pre War

John was born on 10 Nov 1885 in Northchurch to William Randall , a Market Gardener, and Rosetta (nee Talbot). He had three sisters. 

The family lived on New Road Northchurch. On the 1901 Census John was described as a Market Gardener’s Assistant. He was a bell-ringer, sexton and verger at St Mary’s Church. He married Beatrice Alice Lane in 1910 and in 1911 were living at New Road, Northchurch with John’s Occupation now Market Gardener. John and Beatrice had a son William and 2 daughters, Mary and Beatrice.

Wartime Service

The 11th (Service) Battalion had been active in France from Sep 1915 and were involved at Loos in 1917 in support of the Canadians.

There is a German Prisoner of War record of John as fallen at Loos 2 Jul 1917. John's remains do not seem to have been recovered and he is remembered on the Loos Memorial.


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