Project Description

FRANK PUGSON 1881–1965

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Born 3rd July 1881, Holbrook, Derbyshire

Baptised 7th April 1882 at St Michael’s Church, Holbrook (home address Barn Row, Holbrook)

Married 1924 to Fanny Blow. Two children, Mary born in 1927 and Frederick in 1931

Died 1965 at Shardlow, Derbyshire

1891 Census

Age 9 living, with father Thomas, an iron fitter, stepmother Sarah, dressmaker, and two brothers, Edgar 3 and Lawrence 1 at 7 Sunny Hill, Duffield, Derbyshire

1901 Census

Cannot be found but the family, including Edgar 13, Mabel 8 and Ernest 6 are living on Bowmer Road, Wilmorton, Derbyshire.

1911 Census

Cannot be found but the family are still at 27 Bowmer Road, Wilmorton

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Numbers:  55937 (Lincs), 8141 (Labour Corps), 34102 (Yorks), 57537 (Fusiliers)

Military Units: Four units commencing with 12th Battalion, Lincolnshire (posted), transferred to Labour Corps, transferred to 7th Bn. Yorks. Regiment, transferred to Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 21.8.16

Attestation: 18.7.1916

Age: 35. Address: West End Villas, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: groom. Height 5ft 2ins, chest 35ins

Next of kin: father Thomas at Wilmorton, Derbys.

17.7.16: Called up

20.8.16: Posted to France

21.8.16: France, Le Havre

9.3.17: Transferred Labour Corps

11.10.17: Transferred 7th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment

20.5.18: Joined Royal Welsh Fusiliers

26.9.18-10.10.18: Leave

17.2.19: Taken to England for demobilisation

20.3.19: Discharged Clipstone

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 22 Midland Terrace, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Occupation: Railway wagon examiner London Midland Scottish Railway

Household: living with wife Fanny and daughter Mary Kemps (Pugson) born 26.01.1927

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address in 1918 when on active service