Roll of Honour

Thomas Leonard Pudney

Thomas Leonard Pudney was born in Felsted in the first part of 1896, and was registered as Thomas Lennie Pudney.

In 1901 the family were living at Little Hyde, Ingatestone and Fryerning:
William Pudney, age 46, occupation: Horseman on Farm, born: Little Saling
Martha Pudney, age 45, born: Shalford
Jospeh Pudney, age 19, occupation: Bricklayer, born: Lt. Saling
Sidney Pudney, age 17, occupation: Plumber, born: Dunmow
Louise Pudney, age 12, born: Great Leighs.
Ethel Pudney, age 9, born: Felsted.
Trissie Pudney, age 7, born: Felsted.
Thomas Pudney, age 5, born: Felsted.

Thomas enlisted in Ingatestone in August 1914 and joined the 10th Battalion the Essex Regiment as Private Soldier 43232. Later being appointed Lance Corporal.

He was in England for nearly two years before going to France. He was wounded and evacuated to England. When he had recovered he was transferred to the 1st Battalion and returned to France, where he was killed in action on 20th November 1917 aged 21.

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial. He is not commemorated at Felsted but appears on the Fryerning Church Muster Roll and plaque.