Lance Corporal Harry Puplett

Lance Corporal Harry Puplett

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

Harry was born in Ockley in 1891, first son of Stephen and Annie Puplett of Oakhurst, Ockley. Harry’s father was a coachman, his mother, a laundress.

Harry enlisted in Cricklewood into the 5th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders.

Harry was killed in action on the 9th of April, 1917. He is buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery in France.

At the time of Harry’s death his parents were living at Osbrooks Lodge, Capel.

Born                             Ockley, Surrey
Lived                            Capel, Surrey

Son of                          Stephen and Annie Puplett

Enlisted                        Cricklewood

Regiment                     5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders
Service Number           242018

Date of Death              9th April 1917
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death            Killed in Action

Age                              26

Cemetery                    Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, France