Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 03

George Charles Puig

Surname: Puig
Other names: George Charles
Other people in this story:
Henry Puig
Jane Ann Puig née Barker
William Henry Puig
Locations in this story:
Marylebone, Middlesex
Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece
Carlisle Street, Marylebone, London
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Gussage St. Michael, Wiltshire
Overway, Donhead St. Andrew

George Charles Puig was born on 14th October, 1890, in Marylebone, Middlesex, and baptised at St. Barnabas Church, Marylebone, on 4th January, 1891. He was the son of Henry Puig, a House Painter, and Jane Ann Puig (née Barker). At the time of the 1901 Census the family was living at 65 Carlisle Street, Marylebone, London. By 1911 the family had moved to Gussage St. Michael, Wiltshire though George does not appear on the census at that time.

George enlisted in Salisbury (giving Bournemouth as his residence), and joined the 854th Horse Transport Company of the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. TS/9451). His rank was Private (Shoe Smith). He served in the Balkans and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in Salonika on 24th October 1918 and was buried at Mikra British War Cemetery, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece (grave id. 1890). This cemetery was used to re-inter personnel from other smaller graves sites in the area. By this time his parents had moved to Overway, Donhead St. Andrew and George is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial. His father died in 1920. His brother, William Henry Puig, also served and survived.

  • Donhead St. Andrew Church
  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
William Henry Puig