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Remembered Today:

Montague Bart POUPARD


stephen p nunn

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Dear all,

I am trying to find out a bit more about this brave lad. Anyone have anything to add please?

Many thanks.

SPN

Maldon

Montague Bart POUPARD

Born in Lewisham in April 1898

In 1901 is listed as an only son with 4 sisters and mother (a domestic servant) as head of household

First served in 23rd London Regiment (service numbers 5227 & 702048)

Somerset Light Infantry (8th Battalion) (service number 235123)

Killed in Action on Western Front on 5/4/1918 (Age 20)

Burried at Gommecourt British Cemetery (number 2) at IV.D.20

Entitled to the pair (British War Medal and Victory Medal)

Parents address Mr & Mrs T R Poupard, 13 First Avenue, Westcliff on Sea (?)

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By 1911, Thomas Robert (a commercial traveller) had resumed his place at the head of the household. No occupation given for the mother. Additional information that they'd been married 21 years. The size of the family remained the same, although they had been joined by Ellen Florence Trowbridge, a 10 year old boarder born in Forest Hill. The two older sisters are schoolteachers. Montague's sisters' birthplaces are also given as Forest Hill, while his says Hither Green (still Lewisham, of course). Home is 2 Ryecroft Road, Lewisham.

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