Pughe, C R
CECIL REAY PUGHE
Remembered with honour A.I.F. Burial Ground: Plot X, Row E, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 39383 or 39382 Northamptonshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Cecil’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 Cecil in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 October 1918.
Son of Louisa (nee BROWN) PUGHE of Oxhey, Herts, and the late James William PUGHE.
His parents married 17 July 1879 at the Cathedral Church, Bangor, Gwynedd. James died 1912 in Oxhey aged 64, and was buried 8 March at St James’, Bushey, Herts; Louisa died 1932 in Oxhey aged 80, and was buried 9 August, also at St James.
Cecil was born 1886 in Bangor, and resided in Oxhey. He attended Friars School, Bangor, and worked as a clerk in the goods department of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Company.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Bangor, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Bangor, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 24, he lived in Oxhey, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death27/08/1918
Age at death31
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)