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WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2017

SURNAMES - P

PAFFORD James Sidney George
Smith, Smithy Stamping Shop, Stratford C & W - Private 46692, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Aged 26. Born Stratford, Essex. Son of the late James Paffard, of 21, Beddingfield St., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1907. Enlisted September 1914 in London. Formerly 48558, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.
PAGE, MM George
Horsekeeper, Bishopsgate, London Cartage - Sergeant 147113, 2nd Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 30.Born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Resident Gillingham, Kent. Son of George and Sarah Page. of Cedaro Rd., Lower Edmonton, London; husband of Lydia Phoebe Maria Clements (formerly Page), of 74, Victoria St., Gillingham, Kent. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1914. Enlisted August 1914 in Tottenham, Middlesex. Formerly 10890, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.
PALMER John Stanton
Fitter's Assistant, Stratford Cheif Mechanical Engineer's Department - Private 12053, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1915. Born 22 September 1884 in Hackney, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 June 1914. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 15.
PALMER Richard James
[Listed as J R PALMER on memorial] Goods Porter, Bishopsgate - Private G/21232, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom from shock following amputation 27 August 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Romford, Essex. Son of James and Sophie Palmer, of 50, Queen's St., Romford; husband of Annie Louisa Palmer, of 81, George St., Romford. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1914. Enlisted April 1917 in Romford, Essex. Buried in ROMFORD CEMETERY, Essex. Old portion. Grave 405.
PARKER Albert [Edward]
Assistant Porter, Yarmouth (South Town) - Private T/16037 [CGWC] or TF/6037 [SDGW], 1st/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 26 August 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Maria Parker, of 47, Cobholm Rd., Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1902. Enlisted March 1916 in Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. See also Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk
PARKER Ernest James
Porter, Fambridge - Private G/42897, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 15 July 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Latchington, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parker, of Hall Cottage, Cold Norton, Maldon, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1914. Enlisted 1917 in Maldon, Essex. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 6.
PARKER, MM Francis James
Acting Fireman, Ipswich - Sergeant S/2228, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 October 1916. Aged 26. Born Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 24 October 1908. Enlisted November 1914 in Ipswich. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
PARKER Herbert Proudfoot
Clerk, General Manager's Department - Second Lieutenant, 6th (City Of London) Battalion (City of London Rifles), London Regiment. Died from wounds, after several operations in Devonport Military Hospital, 8 October 1919. Aged 26. Son of John Proudfoot Parker and Catherine Parker, of 7, Oregon Avenue, Manor Park. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1908. Enlisted in Civil Service Rifles in April, 1915. Buried in CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK, Essex. Grave reference 237. 91138.
PARKER Sydney Dennis
Clerk - Lance Corporal 720054, 2nd/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), Essex Regiment. Killed in action in the Egyptian Theatre of War 21 December 1917. Resident Romford. Enlisted in West Ham. Formerly 4046, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 17.
PARKINSON Thomas Graves
Gate Lad, Wimblington - Private 27726, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 20. Born Maned, Cambridge (sic s/b Manea), resident Wimblington, Cambs. Enlisted September 1915 in March, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 21515, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8. See also Wimblington, Cambridgeshire
PARR Reginald Walter Harman
Goods Clerk, Beccles - Rifleman A/201953, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 19 November 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Beccles, Suffolk. Son of Ernest David and Jane Maria Parr, of 82, Denmark Rd., Beccles, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1908. 8 January 1912. Enlisted in Lowestoft. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY 28 August 1916. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 6.
PARSONS Stanley Ewart
Porter, King's Lynn - Private 24008, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Sawston, Cambs. Son of Frederick and Mary Parsons, of Long Reach, Old Chesterton, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1913. Enlisted February 1916 in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in DURY CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 34. See also Sawston, Cambridge Guildhall, Chesterton Arbury and Chesterton.
PATIENT William John
Carriage Washer, Stratford and Loughton - Private 7579 [CWGC] or 9579 [SDGW], "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1914. Aged 27. Born 29 May 1917 in Loughton, Essex. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Patient; husband of Ellen Beatrice Patient, of 24, Ash Green, Loughton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 13 October 1913. Reservist. Enlisted in Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.
PAUL John
Goods Clerk, Norwich (Thorpe) - Lance Corporal 13090, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 May 1918. Born Brigham, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1912. Enlisted September 1914 in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 8.
PAYNE Oliver James
Porter/Signalman, Middleton - Sapper 217984, 98th Light Railway Train Crew, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 31 December 1917. Aged 20. Born Kennett, Suffolk. Resident Bungay, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1914. Enlisted December 1916 in Norwich. No known grave, probably buried at sea. Commemorated om CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
PAYNE Sydney George
Casual Labourer, Stratford, Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department - Lance Corporal G/53033, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 15 October 1918. Born October 1898 in Leyton, Essex. Resident Leytonstone, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1916. Enlisted February 1917 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 31.
PEACHMAN Harry George
Apprentice Boilermaker, Norwich - Private 20703, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea drowned when the hospital ship 'Royal Edward' was sunk 13 August 1915. Born, 4 May 1896, and resident Thorpe, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1911. Enlisted 1917 in Norwich. Formerly 13995, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
PEACOCK William David
Porter, Shenfield - Private 40834 [CWGC] or 49834 [SDGW], Bedfordshire Regiment posted to Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1917. Aged 25. Born Rayleigh, Essex. Resident Hutton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1914. Enlisted in Warley, Essex. Formerly 28432, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
PEARCE Albert Pirney
Ticket Taker, Yarmouth (South Town) - Private 07195, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died of valvular disease in Italy 27 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Frederick and Lydia Amelia Pearce, of 12, Lady's Lane, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1909. Enlisted April 1915 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.
PEARSE Frank Arthur
Clerk, Accountant's Department - [Listed as PEARCE on Railwaymen Memorial] Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 2 July 1916. Aged 24. Borbn 23 May 1892. Son of Henry Charles and Clara Pearse, of 14, Eaton Place, Brighton. Educated at Parmiter's School, Victoria Park, Bethnal Green. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1908. Enlisted September 1914, commissioned July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.
PEARSON Arthur Charles
Porter, Hackney Downs - Rifleman R/14575, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Hackney, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1915. Enlisted July 1915 in London. Buried in HIBERS TRENCH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 9.
PEARSON William Charles
Porter, North Greenwich - Private 17626, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Walthamstow, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1915. Enlisted April 1915 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
PEDLEY Frank
Clerk - Gunner L/30177, "D" Battery, 231st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 5 July 1917. Aged 20. Resident Maldon, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Pedley, of 102, Causeway, Maldon, Essex. Enlisted in London. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Leyton, Essex, Assistant to his father who was an Army Pensioner Railway Porter, resident with his parents, Frank and Alise Pedley, at 102, Causeway, Maldon, Maldon St Peter, Essex. Buried in FOSSE NO. 10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.
PEGRAM George Henry
Timekeeper and Telegraph Lad, Temple Mills - Private 10194, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action in the Persian Gulf 22 April 1916. Aged 18. Born Tottenham, Middlesex. Son of Thomas and Annie Pegram, of 55, Clonmell Rd., Tottenham, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1912. Enlisted April 1915 in Tottenham, Middlesex. Formerly Gunner 96035, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 37 and 64.
PEGRAM Joseph William
Clerk, Bishospgate Goods - Private 11627, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915. Aged 23. Born Bethnal Green, London. Resident Walthamstow. Son of Mrs. H. E. Pegram, of 90, Exmouth Rd., Walthamstow, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 3 March 1906. Enlisted 1 September 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 156 to 158.
PEGRUM Charles William
[Listed as PREGRAM in some records] Porter, Liverpool Street - Lance Sergeant 39039 [CWGC] or 39038 [SDGW], 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23 August 1918. Aged 27. Born and reside4nt Romford. Son of Charles W. and Emily H Pegrum, of 3, Marion Villas, Old Church Rd., Romford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1905. Member of the Ilford Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen 1913. Territorial. Enlisted August 1914 in Romford. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Essex, resident with his parents, Charles W. and Emily H Pegrum, in Frederick Place, Albion Street, Romford, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Romford, Essex, resident with his parents, Charles W. and Emily H Pegrum, in Queen Street, Romford, Essex. Buried in BUCQUOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 30.
PERRY Archibald [Benjamin]
Chief Engineer (First Engineer), SS Vienna, Parkeston - Engineer Lieutenant (Temporary), H.M.S. "Vienna", Royal Naval Reserve. Died from pneumonia 6 October 1916. Aged 42. Born Stratford, London. Son of Benjamin and the late Elizabeth Perry; husband of Ellen M. Perry, of "Bushwood," Fronks Rd., Dovercourt. Joined Great Eastern Railway 16 June 1888. In the 1911 census he was aged 36, born Stratford, Essex, married to Ellen Matilda with a son and two daughters, a Sea Going Engineer, resident Glenmore 48, Oakland Road, Dovercourt, Essex. Commissioned as Engineer 1915 [L.G. 26 January 1915]. Buried in DOVERCOURT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
PERRY Charles []Baxter]
Labourer, Engineers Department - Private 7763, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 18 November 1914. Born and resident Colchester. Joined Great Eastern Railway 23 June 1914. Reservist. Enlisted in Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
PETO James
Porter, Harold Wood - Lance Corporal S/11960, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 7 January 1916. Born and resident Enfield, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1912. Enlisted September 1914 in Tottenham, Middlesex. Formerly Trooper 3113, 9th Lancers. Buried in MESNIL RIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Row G. Grave 3.
PETTIT Arthur
Labourer, Stratford, Civil Engineer's Department - Private 2/5097, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in hospital of wounds 1 September 1915 in United Kingdom. Resident Manor Park, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1896. Reservist, called up with the National Reserve 1915. Enlisted in West Ham, Essex. Served in the South African (Boer) War. Buried in WEST HAM CEMETERY, Essex. Screen Wall. 116554 J.C.
PETTMAN John
Porter, Hoe Street - Private 634397, 20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1918. Aged 29. Born Bermondsey, Surrey. Resident Walthamstow. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1915. Enlisted April 1917 in Walthamstow. Buried in MASNIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, MARCOING, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 2.
PETTY Frederick Alfred
Private 275718, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Resident Canning Town, Essex. Enlisted in West Ham, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.
PILBRO David
Locomotive Fireman, Palace Gates - Private 11502, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds at a base hospital in France 5 March 1915. Born 19 July 1885 in Leyton, Essex. Resident Wood Green, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1904. Enlisted in Islington, Middlesex. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 30.
PIPER Walter George
Acting Fireman/Cleaner - Able Seaman R/1157, Drake Battaloion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Walter and Emily Piper, of Lowestoft. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France . Plot VI. Row E. Grave 8B. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft
PITCHER Walter John
Machineman, Locomotive Wheel Shop, Stratford - Sergeant 9247, "C" Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 25. Born Edmonton, London. Son of William Henry Pitcher. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in Stratford, London, E. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 11.
PITCHERS Frank Robert
Parcels Clerk, Liverpool Street - Rifleman 302036, "C" Company, 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Wood Green. Resident Loughton. Son of Robert James and Ellen Pitchers, of 27, Meadow Rd., Loughton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1911. Enlisted November 1915 in Epping. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 4.
PLANT Richard [John]
Porter, Bishopsgate, Lower Level - Gunner 632263 [CWGC] or 63226 [SDGW], "A" Battery, 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 11 August 1917. Aged 25. Born West Ham, Essex. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Plant, of 51, Amwell St., Hoddesdon, Herts. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1910. Enlisted in Warley, Essex. Buried in WELSH CEMETERY (CAESAR'S NOSE), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.
PLUCK Frederick James
Acting Fireman, Lowestoft - Private 8991, 11th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Born 1 March 1890 in Lowestoft. Son of Ernest and Caroline Pluck, of 12, Beckham Rd., Lowestoft. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1908. Enlisted April 1915 in Lowestoft. Formerly 18937, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13. See Lowestoft St Margaret's, Lowestoft and Lowestoft St Andrews
POINTER Clarence John
Parcels Van Lad, Norwich (Thorpe) - Private G/63649, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 27 March 1918. Aged 18. Resident Thorpe, Norwich, Norfolk. Nephew of Mrs. B. Shimmens, of 3, Guelph Rd., Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1915. Enlisted May 1917 in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in ONTARIO CEMETERY, SAINS-LES-MARQUION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 2.
POND Percy Robert
Engine Painter,Stratford, CME - Air Mechanic 3rd Class 307895, Royal Air Force. Died of pneumonia 2 November 1918. Aged 27. Husband of Florence C. Pond, of 30, Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1905. Admitted to Stratford (1) Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1913, aged 22. Buried in WEST HAM CEMETERY, Essex. Grave reference 123782 K.E.
PONDER Frederick
Goods Clerk, Romford - Private 47227, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Aged 18. Born London. Resident Romford. Son of Frederick and Ada Hannah Ponder, of 5, Russell St., Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway 10 June 1914. Enlisted 1918 in Chelmsford. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.
POORE Ernest [Augustus]
Porter, Cambridge Heath - Private C/3657, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Son of Mrs. E. M. Poore, of 117, Canrobert St., Bethnal Green, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1915. Enlisted June 1916 in Hackney, Middlesex. Buried in MAILLY-MAILLET COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 25.
PORTER George Frederick
Clerk, District Commerical Superintendent's Office, Norwich - Private 13085, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 21. Born Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk. Brother of Mrs. A Sparkes, of 39, Onley St., Unthank Rd., Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1912. Enlisted September 1914 in Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
PORTER William
Porter, Bishopsgate (Goods) - Gunner 98662, 8th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in hospital at St. Omer, France, 31 July 1916. Aged 24. Born St. George's-In-The-East, London. Son of Joseph James and Elizabeth Porter, of Stepney, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 21 June 1913. Enlisted December 1915 in Stratford, E. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 26.
POTTER Charles Daniel
Apprentice Engine Fitter, Norwich - Private 39107, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died from pneumonia contracted on demobilisation crossing from Germany 19 April 1919. Aged 20. Son of William Daniel and Harriet Potter, of 5, Stuart Rd., Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1 December 1913. Enlisted 24 October 1914. Buried in NORWICH CEMETERY, Norfolk. Grave reference 54. 510.
POTTER Walter John
Porter, Hatfield Peverel - Able Seaman J/43893, H.M.S. "Surprise", Royal Navy. Killed in action 23 December 1917. Aged 21. Born 18 September 1896 in Sudbury, Suffolk. Baptised 6 December 1896 in Holy Trinity Chruch, Long Melford. Son of Arthur Robert and Lucy Potter, of Westgate Street, Long Melford, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1912. Enlisted 3 September 1915 for the duration of hostilities, a Railway Porter, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 37 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a Grocers Assistant, born Long Melford, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Arthur Robert and Lucy Potter, in Westgate Lane, Long Melford, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 22. See also Long Melford, Suffolk

Note: H.M.S. Surprise, British, "R" Class Destroyer was mined in the North Sea 23 December 1917 whilst going to meet a convoy.

POULTER Bertram Philip
[Listed as B T POULTER on memorial] Porter/Signalman, Stratford, Wallis Road - Private 275870, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Aged 22. Resident Manor Park, Essex. Son of Mrs. Harriet Poulter, of 90, Gantshill Terrace, Ilford, Essex, and the late William Poulter. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1909. Enlisted May 1915 in West Ham, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.
POWELL George Henry
Clerk, Bishopsgate Goods - Private 11560, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 7 May 1917. Aged 35. Born Bow, London. Resident West Leytonstone, Essex. Brother of Miss Powell, of 66, Forest Drive West, Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 13 December 1887. Enlisted 1 September 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row P. Grave 7A.
POWLES Austin William
Clerk, London, Devonshire Street Goods - Private 42735, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Ware, Hertfordshire. Resident Claygate, Surrey. Joined Great Eastern Railway 27 January 1914. Enlisted 2 March 1917 in Epping, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.
PRESTON Ernest James
Clerk, Whitlingham Junction - Gunner 906467, 337th Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia in Mesopotamia 25 October 1918. Aged 22. Resident Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1911. EnlistedAugust 1916 in Norwich. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row S. Grave 3. See also Aylsham
PRETT Jesse
Donkeyman - Petty Officer Stoker 165403, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U9 in the North Sea 22 September 1914. Aged 45. Born 1 May 1871 in Reculvers, Kent. Baptised 29 May 1870 in St. Mary's Church, Reculvers, Kent. Son of James and Ann Prett, of Kent; husband of Mary J. Irven (formerly Prett), of "Ravenscourt," Upper Dovercourt, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 18 January 1904. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 4.
PRIOR Albert John
Platelayer, Bishop's Stortford - Private 325184, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born Ely, Cambridgeshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1915. Enlisted May 1917 in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 1448, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Ely War Memorial
PRYKE Ernest William
Clerk, King's Lynn Harbour - Sapper WR/195551, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died of pneumonia in Egypt 10 March 1919. Aged 26. Son of the late Palmer Edward and Mary Elizabeth Pryke, of King's Lynn. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1907. Enlisted September 1914. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 162. See also King's Lynn, Norfolk
PUNCHER William
Turner/Fitter, Stratford, Carriage Department - Private 13929 [CWGC] or 13927 [SDGW], 7th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 27 October 1916. Aged 20. Born West Ham, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Puncher, of 200, Chandos Rd., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1907. Enlisted September 1914 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot B. Grave 336.
PURCHESS Harry
[Listed as PURCHES on CWGC and SDGW] Labourer, Engineers Department - Private 8905, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskiling Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 November 1914. Born West Ham, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1912. Enlisted in Warley. Reservist. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.
PURKIS Alfred Joseph
Carman, Bishopsgate, London Cartage Committee - Gunner 3579, "V" 12th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 12 June 1917. Aged 26. Born Walthamstow. Son of the late Joseph and Barbara Purkis. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1905. Enlisted September 1914 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 26.
PURKIS Charles Edwin
Parcels Clerk, Cambridge - Corporal G/25993, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 1 October 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Purkis, of 32, Thoday St., Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway Februay 1912. Enlisted March 1917 in Cambridge. Formerly 30671, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried at HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIX. Row J. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Philips.
PURLING Ethelbert James
Clerk, Trowse - Sergeant (Mechanic) 409129, 14th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 22. Son of William and Eliza Purling, of 7, Burlingham Cottages, Hardy Rd., Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 30 May 1910. Enlisted, 2nd/4th Norfolk Regiment, in October 1914. Also served in the Dardanelles, Egypt and Palestine. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Lakenham, Norfolk, a Railway Goods Clerk, resideent with his parents, William and Eliza Purling, at 7, Hardy Road, Norwich, Norfolk. Height 6 feet 1 inch, chest 34 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 55.

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