Henry Puddick

Henry Puddick

Title: Henry Puddick
Description: Taken from the 'Surrey Comet', 11 November 1916 by-nc

Taken from the Surrey Comet, 11 November 1916

“[Private] Puddick, of Royal Fusiliers, who was twenty-three years of age, was a son of Mr. And Mrs. H. Puddick, of James street, Alpha road, Surbiton Hill, and was born in Surbiton. As a lad he was a member of Christ Church Company of the Church Lads’ Brigade, and was a chorister at Christ Church from his boyhood until he joined the colours on the outbreak of war. He had been at the Front for about twelve months when he was killed on October 13 by the accidental explosion of a rifle grenade at headquarters. [Lieutenant] E Price Hallowes, writing to his wife concerning him, said: ‘He will be greatly missed as he was beloved by all his company’. In August last year he married Miss Dorothy Byfield, of Surbiton Hill, and their home was at 7 Kingscote road, New Malden. His widow is left with an infant son.  Prior to his enlistment [Private] Puddick was employed as a clerk at the Army and Navy Stores.”

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