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William George Punt  ( 1886 – ? )

 

 

34.           WILLIAM GEORGE PUNT was born ca. 1886 in Grays, Essex.  According to his British Army WWI Pension records, William was age 32 in 1916 and that would put him born in 1884.

 

Father:           William Punt

Mother:            Martha Ann Pickingill               (No. 14)

 

 

In 1891, William G. Punt, age 5, scholar, was living with his parents in Grays Thurrock, Essex.  His Uncle, Frederick Pickingale, was living with them.

From the 1891 Census of Grays Thurrock, Essex, we find the following:

40 Charles Street

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

William    Punt            Head                M  38 M     General Labourer Employed   Essex  Wickford
Martha A Do               Wife                 M  34 F                                                   Do      Rochford
Alice        Do              Daur                     10 F      Scholar                                  Do      West Thurrock
Elizabeth Do               Daur                      9  F         Do                                     Do         Do
William G Do              Son                       5  M        Do                                     Do      Grays
Martha A  Do              Daur                      9 mo F                                              Do         Do
Frederick Pidkingale  Brother in law    S  30 M     General Labourer Employed       Do       Rochford

 

In 1901, William G. Punt, age 15, Van boy for a Mineral Waters company, was living with his parents in Grays Thurrock, Essex.

From the 1901 Census of Grays Thurrock, Essex, we find the following:

39 George St.

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Punt   William        Head  M   47 M   General Labourer          worker       Wickford  Essex
do      Martha         Wife   M   43 F                                                          do            
do      William G     Son    S   15 M   Van-boy Mineral Waters   do           Grays       Essex
do      Martha A     Daug:  S   10 F                                                          do          do

 

William George Punt married GERTRUDE BEATRICE BRYAN on April 9 1908 in Rochford, Essex according to William G. Punt’s British Army WWI Pension records.

From the England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, we find the following Marriage entry from the Indexes:

Name:      William George Punt  /   Gertrude Beatrice Bryan
Year:        1908
Quarter:   Apr-May-Jun  (2nd Quarter)
District:    Rochford
County:    Essex
Volume:   4a      Page:  1087

 

In 1911, William G. and Gertrude Punt and their son were living in the home of William and Martha Punt in Eastwood, Essex.  William G. Punt was a Carman for a Mineral Waters company.

From the 1911 Census of Eastwood, Essex, we find the following:

Postal Address - (The Poplar) Eastwood
Number of Rooms in this Dwelling - 7
Signature - W. Punt

Name - Relationship - Age - Sex - Married or Single - Years Married - Children born alive - Children living - Children died - Profession – Birthplace

William Punt                            Head             58 M  Married                        Greengrocer                          Employer      Wickford  Essex
Martha Ann Punt                      Wife              54 F   Married    36  9  5  4    Assisting in the Business                           Hawkwell  Essex
William George Punt                Son               25 M  Married                        Carman for Mineral Waters      Worker         Grays       Essex
Gertrude Beatrice Punt       Daughter in Law   22 F   Married    4   1   1   -                                                                     Stratford on Avon  Warwickshire
Harold William George Punt       Grandson       3 M                                                                                                     Sutton      Essex

 

In 1916, William George Punt, was enlisted as a soldier to fight in World War I in the Coldstream Guards.  From William’s British Army World War I Pension records, we have the following information.

No. 19119

Name:                   William George Punt

Age:                      32 Years 2 months

Trade:                   Carman

Home Address:   66 North St. Prittlewell, Essex  - next of kin Gertrude Beatrice Punt - wife

Name and Marriage date and place of wife (already mentioned above)

Names and birth dates and places of Children (will be mentioned below)

1916 Sep 26 --- At the Recruiting Medical Board Warley, Essex

William George Punt was described as born in Grays Essex and was 5 feet 10 inches tall with a weight of 162 lbs.

 

Assigned to the Coldstream Guards.  He served in several Battalions in the Unit.

1916 Sep 29 --- At the Guards depot, Caterham Barracks, Caterham, Surrey

1916 June 24 to 1917 May 5 --- In England

1917 May 6 to 1917 Oct 23 --- Expeditionary Force Overseas

1917 May 8 --- Posted to 2nd Battalion at Havre

1917 May 25 --- Joined 7th Entrenching Battn.

1917 Oct 9 --- Wounded G. S W. L. Buttock in the fields, sent back to England

1917 Oct 24 to 1918 March 30 --- In England

1917 Oct 24 to 1918 Jan 11 --- at The Military Hospital in York, for shell wound left buttock, 80 days in Hospital

1918 Mar 31 to 1919 Mar 21 --- Expeditionary Force Overseas

1918 Apr 1 --- Posted to 4th Battalion

1919 Feb 17 --- Transferred to 3rd. Battalion

1919 March 22 --- Returned to England

1919 March 22 to 1919 March 26 --- at Stoke-Upon-Trent War Hospital Newcastle, Staffs, for Influenza, 5 days in Hospital

1919 Nov 8 --- date of demobilization.

 

William George Punt’s military service ended on November 8, 1919.  His last position was in the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards.

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GEORGE AND GERTRUDE BEATRICE (BRYAN) PUNT:

 

 

53.          HAROLD WILLIAM GEORGE PUNT  was born May 22, 1908 in Sutton, Essex according to the father’s British Army WWI Pension records.

Also from the England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, we find the following Birth entry from the Indexes:

Name:      Harold William G. Punt
Year:        1908
Quarter:   Apr-May-Jun  (2nd Quarter)
District:    Rochford
County:    Essex
Volume:   4a      Page:  768

 

In 1911, Harold William George Punt, age 3, was living with his parents at his Grandparents place in Eastwood, Essex (see above under the parents for census details).

 

54.          CHARLES ARTHUR PUNT   was born March 6, 1912 in Rochford, Essex according to the father’s British Army WWI Pension records.

 

55.           GRACE MARTHA PUNT   was born July 9, 1914 in Rochford, Essex according to the father’s British Army WWI Pension records.

 

 

Sources:

1.     1891 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 15, Image No. 36, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: RG 12 / 1377, Original Page No. 36, No. of Schedule 201, Household of William Punt.   December 2, 2008 Tuesday 7:52 PM.

2.     1901 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 13, Image No. 18, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: RG 13 / 1659, Original Page No. 18, No. of Schedule 108, Household of William Punt.   December 2, 2008 Tuesday 8:12 PM.

3.    Civil Registration Index, Marriage of William George Punt and Gertrude Beatrice Bryan, 2nd Quarter (Apr-May-Jun), Year 1908, District Rochford, County Essex, Volume 4a, Page 1087.   Searched February 3, 2009 Tuesday 3:36 PM.

4.    Civil Registration Index, Birth of Harold William G Punt, 2nd Quarter (Apr-May-Jun), Year 1908, District Rochford, County Essex, Volume 4a, Page 768.  Searched February 3, 2009 Tuesday 3:39 PM.

5.     1911 Census of England, Essex, Eastwood, No. of Schedule 96, Household of William Punt.   http://www.1911census.co.uk .  January 30, 2009 Friday 8:30 PM.

6.      British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, P, Pu, Pun, Image Nos. 304-315, Ancestry.com.  William George Punt.   February 3, 2009  Tuesday 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Last updated May 16, 2009 Saturday 7:57 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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