Hugh is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 8th January 1898, Layham, Suffolk.

Baptised: 5th February 1898, Layham, Suffolk.

Died: 21st October 1917; Age: 19; KiA.

Residence: Brett House, Layham.

Occupation: a Market Gardener.

Enlistment Details: Location: Grove Park, Lee, London; Date: 2nd March 1916 and 23rd February 1917 – age 19;  Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War.


Embarked – Folkestone – 6th July 1917.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 33358.

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.

Formerly 297841, of the Royal Army Service Corps – 27th July 1917 – transferred to the York & Lancaster Regiment – posted to 1st/4th Battalion. New No. 33358.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 125 to 128.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Alfred Pizzey, of Brett House, Layham, Suffolk.




1901   Upper Street, Layham, Suffolk.


Hugh was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Alfred Pizzey, 34, a Market Gardener – own account, born Layham.

Mary Pizzey (nee Beaumont), 30, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

May Emily Pizzey, 1, born Layham.


1911   Brett House, Mill Lane, Layham, Suffolk.


Hugh was 13 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Alfred, 44, a Market Gardener – employer.

Mary, 40.

May, 11.


Hugh’s father, Alfred Pizzey died January 1914, at Layham.


On the 11th April 1918, Mary received her late son’s personal effects:

Wallet, letters, wrist watch with protector & strap, Housewife (empty), steel mirror in case and cigarette case.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Pizzey – mother.


Hugh is also remembered on the war memorial at the cemetery opposite St. Andrew’s Church, Layham, Suffolk.

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