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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- George Puckett -


George Puckett, son of Edwin and Mary A. Puckett, of Cowes, Isle of Wight; husband of Edith Puckett, of 41, Burritt Rd., Norbiton, Surrey.
Service details

Corporal 7261 George Puckett, 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment

CWGC record ...

Further information

George Henry Cracknell Puckett was born in 1885 in Cowes (birth registered Dec. quarter, GRO reference I. Wight 2b 590) to Edwin Puckett and his wife Mary (nee Cracknell). Edwin Puckett is described as a sailor on the 1891 Census where the family were living at 3 Falcon Terrace, East Cowes. By 1901 George had moved away from home and he can be found as a boarder with the Obree family at 14 Market Hill in Cowes. George was a baker's assistant at this time.

George's Army service papers have not survived but he presumably enlisted as a regular in the Hampshire Regiment sometime between 1901 and 1911 as he is listed on the Military Census at Aldershot in 1911 as a Private, and married - his marriage to Edith Clements was registered in Kingston, Surrey in March quarter 1910.

George was sent to France at the beginning of the 1914-18 War (23 August 1914) and he was killed in action 5 months later on 20 January 1915. He is buried at Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, 15 km south of Ypres, in Belgium.

In addition to his name being commemorated at the County War Memorial, Panel 10, his name appears on the Whippingham Roll of Honour in St Mildred's Church, and the St Paul's, Barton Memorial panel.

In his adopted home town his name appears on the Memorial plaque at St Peter's Church, Norbiton.

Norbiton information and photograph provided by : Graeme Hodge.


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