Service no. 473280
Serjeant, London Regiment (The Rangers), 1st/12th Battalion, formerly 6526, 16th London Regiment
Enlisted in London; lived in Brixton
Killed in action at about age 33 on 10 May 1917
Remembered at Arras Memorial, France
Information from the censuses
Henry Pardue’s story illustrates neatly the dispersal of a family after the death of a mother and the remarriage of a father. In 1911, Henry Thomas Payne Pardue, 27, was living with his aunt Annie Warren, 39, his sister Gladys (a dancer) and Annie’s four children at 85 Shakespeare Road, Stoke Newington. His siblings were scattered across the country: Charles John Pardue, 36, was a law writer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne; William Pardue, 24, was a private in the Royal Marines at East Stonehouse, Devon. Henry’s married sisters are not traceable through the census. Henry’s father, Charles John Pardue, 63, meanwhile, had started another family. He had at least 14 children from his marriages. In 1911 he was working as a stationer’s clerk and was married to Emma Matilda Pardue, 43; they had four children lived at 79 Corporation Street, West Ham.
Information from the 1901 census
Henry Pardue was born in 1884 in Clerkenwell. In 1901 he was a 17-year-old litho apprentice living at 2 York Mansions, Newington, with his family. His father, Charles J. Pardue, born in 1848 in Westminster, was by 1901 a widowed lawyer’s clerk. His deceased wife, Annie Eliza Pardue, was a year younger.
The 10 children I can find on the various censuses are:
Elizabeth Caroline Pardue, born 1870 in Westminster, described as a dancer on the 1901 census
Annie Eliza Pardue, born 1872 in Westminster, described as a dancer on the 1901 census
Alice Jane Pardue, born in 1873 in Camberwell
Charles John Payn Pardue, born 1875 in St Bride’s (Fleet Street)
Marion Rose Pardue, born in 1878 in St Bride’s (Fleet Street)
Emily Maud Pardue, born 1880 in Camberwell
Henry Thomas Payn Pardue, born in 1884 in Clerkenwell
William F. O. Pardue, born in 1887 in Clerkenwell, and working as a messenger aged 14 in 1901
Gwendoline Pardue, born in 1893 in St Pancras
Gladys Pardue, born in 1897 in Newington
In 1881 the family were living at 36 Leather Lane, Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden Ely Rents and Ely Place. I can find no trace of the family in the 1891 census.