Name: Grace Puckle
Burial Number: 1302
Grace was born in Tunbridge Wells, the daughter of Colonel Henry Glover Puckle and his wife Elinor Tempest Puckle. Her father had served in India in the Army. The family lived in Scotland on return from India and then moved to Worthing in 1908 living at “Kinara” in Manor Road. Elinor died in Worthing the same year. Grace went to a private school at “Grasmere” Manor Road run by Annie Charlotte Fisher. Grace trained as a nurse. In 1916 she was living at Aston Vicarage, Nantwich, Cheshire and working as a nursing under sister at Naunton Park Auxiliary Hospital. She then worked for the Scottish Women’s Hospital for the rest of the war. In November 1918, Grace was working as a driver/ chauffeur for the British Committee of the French Red Cross at the Abbaye de Royaumont just north of Paris. This was a hospital for injured soldiers. In 1919, Grace was awarded the British War and Victory medals. She continued her nursing work and in 1925 was working at St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth as a midwife. Grace died in St Thomas’ Hospital on 13 Jul of Rt. Empyema and Pneumonia. Probate was granted on 7 Sep to Nancy Puckle, spinster. Effects £429 13s 1d (approx. £17k in 2020).
Researcher: Carol Sullivan
Location in Cemetery
Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 39
Exact Location (what3words): gallons.notice.sand
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
No description of the headstone has been added.
Elinor Tempest Puckle wife of Colonel H.C. Puckle died 21 March 1908 "My grace is sufficient for thee" 11 Cor. Xll. 9 Colonel H.C. Puckle 28th Madras Native Infantry died 7th May 1916 "He looked for a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God" Hewbrew Xl. 10 Grace Puckle died 13th July 1927 aged 31 "God proved them and found them worthy for himself" Wisdom 3.5
Name: Grace Puckle
Town: Tunbridge Wells
Maiden Name: Not applicableNo marriage information is available for this burial record.
Information at Death
Date of Death: 13/07/1927
Cause of death: 1 (a) Rt. Empyema (Operation - Resection of rib and drainage 17/3/27) (b) Pneumonia - No P.M.
Address line 1: St Thomas' Hospital
No obituary has been entered.
Money left to others: £429 13 s 1 d
Value of effects in 2020: £17000
Living at “Carngeal” Moulin, Perthshire – Henry aged 67, colonel Indian Staff Corps. Elinor T aged 41. Ella aged 10. Harry aged 6. Grace aged 5. Nancy aged 3. Norah aged 3 months. Mary Louise Royd aged 22, governess. Plus 5 servants.
Living at “Grasmere” Manor Road, Worthing – Grace aged 15, pupil at school run by Annie Charlotte Fisher.