Hertfordshire Mercury, 12th October 1918
Sgt W.J.W. Kendall, Grenadier Guards, killed in action, was a member of the Watford Police Force. Being a reservist, he was called up at the outbreak of war, and wore the Mons medal. He had seen a great deal of service since then, and some time ago was severely wounded in the shoulder. He joined the Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1910, and was very popular amongst his colleagues. Sgt Kendall is the 10th member of the County Force to have been killed, but the first from the Watford Division which has sent 27 men to the Colours.