Other names: George Charles
Locations in this story: Marylebone, MiddlesexBalkansMikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, GreeceCarlisle Street, Marylebone, LondonBournemouthDonhead St. Andrew, WiltshireGussage St. Michael, WiltshireSalisburyOverway, Donhead St. AndrewSalonika
Story: 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 (nee 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. He enlisted in Bournemouth (giving Salisbury as his residence), and joined the 854th Horse Transport Company of the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. TS/9451). His last 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, Greece (grave id. 1890). This cemetery was used to re-inter personnel from other smaller graves sites in the area. He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial. In the meantime his parents had moved to Overway, Donhead St. Andrew. His father died in 1920.