WALTER FREDERICK PUGH

 

Born: 1893, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 7th June 1917; age 24; Died Of Wounds – No. 39 Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 208, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7048

Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, 4th (Queen’s Own), Hussars ‘B’ Squadron.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Body exhumed in August 1919, identified with a cross on a grave, and reburied.

Grave Reference:

X.B.13.

Tincourt New British Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. F. H. & Mrs. E. Pugh, of 208, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   39, Austin Street, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 7 years old and living with his parents, step brother and sister.

Frederick Henry Pugh, 38, a Coal Dealer – own account, born Lismore Green, Worcestershire.

Eliza Pugh (nee Blake), 40, born Chedburgh, Suffolk.

Bertie Frederick Edward Pugh, 12, born Ipswich.

Daisy Eliza Pugh, 5, born Ipswich.

 

1911   208, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 17 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Frederick, 48, a Coal Dealer – own account.

Eliza, 52.

Daisy, 15, Assisting in the Business – at home.

 

In 1894, Walter’s step brother Henry James Pugh died in Ipswich, aged 8 years.

 

Walter’s father, Frederick Henry Pugh died 1914, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza Pugh – mother, Daisy E. Pugh – sister, Mrs. Ethel Jane Catchpole (wife of John Catchpole) – step sister, and Bertie F. E. Pugh and Albert Edward Pugh – step brothers.

 

Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at St Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

 

Walter’s step brother Bertie Pugh, a Private, 12013, for the Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion, was wounded on the 12th July 1915, with gun shot wounds to the neck. His right leg was ampulated at the ankle and his left leg below the knee. Bertie was discharged 31st July 1917, to Mighell Street, Brighton, East Sussex.

 

Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line,

4th (Queen’s Own), Hussars ‘B’ Squadron

 

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