Born: 1877, Hoo, Suffolk.

Died: 27th May 1900; age: 23; Died of Disease at Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Hoo, Suffolk.

Occupation: a Groom.

Enlistment Date: 31st October 1896; age: 19.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 16973.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘P’ Battery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Paardeberg, Dreifontein & Relief of Kimberley.




1881   Charsfield Road, Hoo, Suffolk.


John was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Podd, 48, an Agricultural Labourer, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Betsy Podd (nee Read), 33, born Charsfield, Suffolk.

James Podd, 14, an Agricultural Labourer, born Charsfield.

Jeremiah Podd, 12, born Hoo.

Sarah Podd, 10, born Hoo.

Henry Podd, 8, born Hoo.

William Podd, 5, born Hoo.

Ada Bessie Podd, 1, born Hoo.


1891   Hoo, Suffolk.


John was 14 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 48, an Agricultural Labourer.

Betsy, 44.

James, 24, an Agricultural Labourer.

Harry, 17, an Agricultural Labourer.

Ada, 12.

Phoebe Jane Podd, 10, born Hoo.

Lucy Mabel Podd, 8, born Hoo.

Peter Podd, 6, born Hoo.

Emily May Podd, 4, born Hoo.

Katie Ellen Podd, 1, born Hoo.


Soldiers’ Effects to Henry Podd – father.


John is remembered at St. Peter’s Church burial ground, Charsfield, Suffolk, on the headstone of his sister, Lucy Mabel Podd who died 1904.

The Boer War.

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