Harlow’s fallen heroes of WW1: March 1915: Lance Corporal Poney

Communities / Sun 8th Mar 2015 at 01:38pm

Arthur’s parents were George Poney, born in Milton Bryant, Bedfordshire in c.1859 and Emily Edith Hunt, born in Hayes, Kent in c.1864. They married on 10 January 1886 in Wandsworth1 and Arthur Robert Poney was born on 2 June 18932 in Croxley Green and was christened there on
1 July3 of the same year.

Arthur’s mother Emily died in 1899 aged 364.

The 1911 census shows Arthur living in Potter Street, Harlow with his brothers Frank and Horace and working as a baker’s assistant. The census shows Arthur’s father George living at Cemetery Lodge, Ware Road, Hoddesdon with his children George and Emily. George was the superintendent of a cemetery. They had a housekeeper, Frances Martin working for them. It appears that George never remarried.

Lance Corporal Arthur Robert Poney, 12392, enlisted in Stratford, serving with The 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards. Arthur was killed in action on 4 March 1915 aged 22 and is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, France. Plot 2, row A, grave 10. Register Index Number Fr.727.

A grant of probate was issued to George Poney on 25 June 1915 to the sum of £312. George died in Ware, Hertfordshire in 19345 at the age of 75.

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