Roll of Honour

Arthur L. Pulford

Arthur Lewis Pulford was born in Felstead in Summer 1894.

Arthur served as a Rifleman with the 9th Battalion the London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles).

He died age 22 on 9th October 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Cap Badge of Queen Victoria's Rifles

John C. Pulford

John Charles Pulford was born in Felstead on 16 August 1896.

In March 1915, when he was 18 years old, he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.

In November 1915 Pulford left his job as a clerk at the bank's Bishop's Stortford branch to join the army

John was a Signaller with 'B' Company of the 28th Battalion the London Regiment (Artists' Rifles).

John enlisted on 29th December 1915, when his age was given as 19 years and 3 months. His height was recorded as 5' 11" with good complexion, blue eyes,  brown hair and a chest size of 36 inches.

His was posted immediately for training which lasted until 20th April 1916. His draught embarked for the front on 21st April 1916 from Southampton, arriving at Rouen the next day. He joined his Battalion at the front on 25th May 1916. He was first reported missing and then killed on 30th December 1917.

He died age 21. He is also remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

His military record includes a letter from his father Arthur Pulford whose grief is tangible, and he requests John's personal affects be sent to him at Cock Green. The list of personal affects is very brief:
Religious Book
7 note books

John is also remembered at

Cap Badge of Artist's Rifles
Both of the above were the sons of Mr Arthur Louis and Mrs Beartrice Ellen Pulford of Cock Green, Felsted.

Mr Pulford was the Miller at Cock Green.

In 1901the family is recorded on the census as:
Arthur Louis Pulford - 32 - Miller
Beartrice - 40
Gladys - 8
Arthur - 6
John - 4

In 1911 the family is again on the census:
Arthur Louis Pulford - 32
Beartrice Ellen - 50
Gladys Louise - 18
John Charles - 14

Their eldest son is resident as a Boarder with the Cross family at 3 St Thomas Road, Brentwood:
Walter Cross - 44 - Chauffer
Anne Agnes Cross - 43
Agnes Emily Cross - 21
Violet Victoria Cross - 13 - School
Arthur Lewis Pulford - 16 - School (probably Brentwood Public School)

The Pulford family have a memorial in the Congregational Church Cemetery in Chelmsford Road, Felsted, on which both sons are remembered.

Close up of inscription for John Pulford Pulford Memorial, URC cemetery, Felsted Close up of inscription for Arthur Pulford