Pamment, J D
JOHN DYER PAMMENT
Remembered with honour Queant Road Cemetery: Plot VII, Row A, Grave 39.
He attested 3 October 1914 at Colac, Victoria: a butcher aged 22, 5’4″ tall, C of E, of Mortlake, Vic; next-of-kin his mother of Watford Heath. He embarked from Melbourne 22 December 1914 aboard H.M.A.T. Borda. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, and was killed in action.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 May 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 13 April 1918 and 19 April 1919.
Son of Benjamin and Harriet (nee DYER) PAMMENT of Watford.
His parents married 21 December 1879 at St John the Baptist, Kentish Town, London. Benjamin died 31 January 1926 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 66, and was buried 5 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Harriet died 8 June 1932 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 10 June, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
John was born 9 July 1891 in Watford, and baptised 17 September 1897 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. He emigrated to Australia 1 April 1913 aboard the Port Macquarie London to Melbourne: a farm labourer aged 21.
There is another article about john in the Melbourne Argus dated 21 September 1918.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Oxhey, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a butcher’s assistant aged 19, he still lived in Oxhey, with his parents and three Siblings.
Date of death09/04/1917
Age at death26*
Place of death
NotesJohn is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery. His brother Ernest was discharged from the A.I.F. 21 January 1919
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