Puddifoot/Puddefoot, J M
JESSE MARTIN PUDDIFOOT
Remembered with honour Auchonvillers Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row I, Grave 11.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, the medals were applied for by his mother of Watford, and he was killed in action. Unfortunately, Jesse’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Jesse in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 October 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 29 September 1917, 28 September 1918 and 27 September 1919.
Son of James and Martha Mary (nee BARKER) PUDDIFOOT of Watford.
His parents married 26 May 1883 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Martha died 1924 in Watford aged 65, and was buried 3 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; James died 1932 in Rickmansworth aged 71, and was buried 6 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Jesse was born 1891 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 22 February 1891 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 months he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a carter aged 20 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit"D" Company, 1st Battalion
Date of death26/09/1916
Age at death26
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)