Private John Daniel Putman 17111

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private John Daniel Putman 17111

Date of Birth:   20.8.1888

Address:   Bradgate Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Walter Putman d. 1918

Lizzie Caroline d. 1915

Occupation before the war:  

Siblings Names:

John had 13 siblings, of which, only 6 lived beyond 2 years old.

Date Died:   25.9.1915

Age:   27

Place of Death:   Pas de Calais

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Loos Mem., France

Cause of death:   Killed in action



Leicestershire Regiment


Victory Medal

British War Medal

1914 -15 Star

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • He was born in Howard, Queensland, Australia.
  • John left Australia on the 20th August 1909 and it is thought that on arriving in England he may have stayed with his family on Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicestershire.
  • His widowed aunt (Walter Putman’s mother) and cousins lived there, next door to his Parental grandmother – Eliza Putmann and Uncle George,
  • He nominated Edith May Jackson as his sole legatee, Edith was born in 1894 in Anstey, Leicestershire and in April 1911 was residing with her parents at Bradgate Road, Anstey. Could she have been a girlfriend or fiancé?
  • His cousin Walter Putman also died – 24.9.1916