Other names: Harold Arthur
Locations in this story: Motcombe, DorsetSemley, WiltshireEgyptButtleigh Wootton, Wells, Somerset.
Story: Harold Arthur Pitman was born in Motcombe, Dorset, on 25 Jun 1895 and baptised there on 28 Jul 1895 the son of John Pitman and Mary Ann Pitman (nee Phillips). He lived his early life in Motcombe and later in Semley Green, Semley, Wiltshire. He had enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1392). He served in Egypt from 6 Nov 1915 and later his unit became part of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230659). He was eventually discharged on 25 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 12 Butleigh Wootton, Wells, Somerset, with his wife, Annie Elizabeth Pitman (although no marriage record can be found). He was working as a Chauffeur and Gardener. He died in Butleigh Wootton during 1949. Of his brothers, Stanley George Pitman, was killed in action whereas William John Pitman and Hubert Morgan Pitman both served and survived.