George Pomfret

Name

George Pomfret

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/04/1917
35

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
28695
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
III. F. 11A.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
Bengeo War Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1882 in Bengeo, Hertford son of William and Sarah Pomfret, one of twelve children. In 1901 they were living at 111 Bengeo Street, Hertford, his father was a bricklayer and George was a general labourer. He was still living there in 1911, with his now widowed mother, and he was now employed as a house decorator for a brewer. In 1914 he married Emily Negus and she was living at 34 Church End, Bengeo, at the time of his death, they had one son George Alan who was christened on 20th June 1915.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford formerly 7215 Herts Regiment and transferred to Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 6th Bn. The battalion was raised in Bodmin in August 1914 and after training they proceeded to France arriving in Boulogne on 22nd May 1915. They took part in the Battles of Hooge and Bellewaarde, and in the following year they fought in the Somme campaign at Dellville Wood and Flers Courcellete. In 1917 they were in action in the Battle for Arras. It seems that George was wounded on 14th April and died in hospital, probably in a hospital at Le Treport, from his wounds.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins