VICTOR JOHN PITTOCK

Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury

 

Born: 23rd May 1897, Mistley, Essex.

Baptised: 20th June 1897, at St. Mary The Virgin Church, Mistley, Essex. Parents: Rebecca & John Pittock.

Died: 3rd October 1915; KiA.

Victor was officially reported wounded and missing at Vernelles on the 3rd October 1915.

E.A.D.T. – Thursday, 6th July 1916 – IPSWICH SOLDIER’S DEATH – CLUE FROM “MERCURY” PICTUREMr. and Mrs. John Pittock, of 39, Belstead Road, Ipswich, have received official information that their son Victor, No. 18624, of the 1st Suffolk Regiment, previously reported wounded and missing, is now reported to have been killed in action on the 3rd October 1915. A photograph of Victor appeared in the “Mercury” about two months ago, and a comrade at Salonika, who saw him killed, and had the newspaper posted to him, has written home placing the matter beyond doubt.

Residence: 39, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Phillips & Piper Ltd., Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd June 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 18624

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, ‘A’ Company.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 37 & 38.

Loos Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   53, New Village, Branthan, Essex.

 

Victor was 3 years old he was living with his parents & brothers.

John Samuel Joseph Pittock, 31, a Hydraulic Pressman Xylonite, born Manningtree, Essex.

Rebecca Pittock (nee Hawkins), 43, born Elmstead Market, Essex.

Bertie George Pittock, 2, born Lawford, Essex.

Louis Harvey Pittock, 7 months, born Brantham, Essex.

 

1911   52, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.

 

Victor was 13 years old, an Apprentice Tailor’s Cutter – Wholesale Tailor. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 41, a Foreman – Manufacturing Packaging Depot – Tobacco Manufacturer.

Rebecca, 43.

Violet Rebecca Pittock, 16, a Shorthand Typist – Insurance Office, born Mistley, Essex.

Bertie, 12.

Louis, 10.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to John S.J. Pittock – father.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

 

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