ALONZO HAROLD PITT

 

 

Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 18th December 1915; Age: 27; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Woolwich, Kent.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 7594

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   10, Eagle Street, Ipswich.

 

Alonzo was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Albert Buggs Pitt, 45, a Tailor – own account, born Stradbrooke, Suffolk.

Rosetta Pitt (nee Blomfield), 42, assisting in the business, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

Ernest Albert Buggs Pitt, 11, born Ipswich.

Ethel Maud Buggs Pitt, 9, born Ipswich.

Rose Beatrice Pitt, 5, born Ipswich.

Arthur Levi Pitt, 2 months, born Ipswich.

 

1901   36, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.

 

Harold was 13 years old, a Domestic Page Boy. He was a boarder at the home of 50 year old, Dressmaker, Hannah Mannell and her family.

 

1911   Egypt

 

Harold was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.

 

Harold’s mother, Rosa Pitt, died in November 1892, at 10, Eagle Street, Ipswich. His father, Albert Buggs Pitt, died in July 1900, in Ipswich.

 

After the death of his parents, Albert’s brother, Ernest Pitt became his next of kin.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Ernest Pitt – brother.

 

FATAL ACCIDENT TO A CHILD.

Harold’s brother, Alonzo Lionel Buggs Pitt was born in Eagle Street, Ipswich, in 1884, he was killed on the 5th September 1888, by falling under the wheels of a van in motion, in Foundation Street, when he was returning from his first and last day of school. Alonzo was 4 years and 8 months old. He had walked to and from school with his sister.

An inquest was held on Thursday, 6th September at the Mission Room, Upper Orwell Courts, on the body. The Court heard how the hind wheel of the waggon went over the child. The driver of the waggon, Robert Webb, senior, was perfectly sober, never saw the child in the road, and he knew nothing about what had occurred until he was told that he had run over a child.

Mr. Richard Brogden, a surgeon, found the skull fractured and the cause of death was an injury to the brain. The Jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death” and exonerated the driver from all blame.

The funeral was held on Monday, 10th September 1888, the little coffin was covered with wreaths sent from a number of neighbours and friends.

 

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