Pitcairn, H F
HUGH FRANCIS PITCAIRN
Remembered with honour Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot VI, Row G, Grave 15.
He enlisted 24 March 1916 for the Duration of the War: a school master aged 35, 5’8″ tall; Private 157052 Army Service Corps Motor Transport. He served at Home 24 March to 30 April 1916. and was commissioned 30 April 1916 as Temporary Second Lieutenant. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals; they were sent to his sister of Watford. He died of wounds following an accident.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Hugh in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 June 1917.
Son of the late John George and Augusta Frances (nee MOUNTHWAITE or ROUNTHWAITE) PITCAIRN of Lee, London.
His parents married 16 August 1864 at St Mary’s, Edge Hill, Lancs. John died 26 December 1887 in Lee aged 60, and was buried 31 December at the South Metropolitan Cemetery, Norwood, Surrey; Augusta died 1883 in the Lewisham, London, district aged 42.
Francis was born 26 or 28 June 1880 in Lee, and educated at Aldenham School, Herts, and Oxford University.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1881 Census, aged 9 months he lived in Lee, with his five siblings. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10 he lived in Newgate Street, London E.C. On the 1901 Census, living on his own means aged 20, he lived in Watford, with his four siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Unit47th Division, Supply Column, Mechanical Transport
Date of death03*/06/1917
Age at death37
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)