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Date of Birth
Date of Death
15 Aug 1915
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Harold Frederick Puddephatt, 3066, A Company, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action on August 15th*, 1915. He was aged 21.
The son of Frederick and Emily Puddephatt, of 50 Butlin Road, Luton, he was an old boy of Chapel Street School and worked at the Diamond Foundry before enlistment.
The Luton Reporter and the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph both said that official notification of the death of August 15th had been received by Mrs Puddephatt on September 8th.
Her husband, Frederick, was with the 3/5th Bedfords at Windsor, while son Alfred was training with the 2/5th Bedfords at Newmarket.
Both Harold and Alfred were baker's assistants living with their family at 72 Hampton Road, Luton, when the 1911 Census was compiled.