Robert Pierpoint

Private

Sherwood Foresters    
Machine Gun Corps 53440  

Photo courtesy Margery Pierpoint

Robert Pierpont

Notes
Robert was born in 1898, the son of George and Agnes Pierpoint who farmed at Culland Farm, Crich.

There are two Robert Pierpoints in the Medal Roll Index Cards: Gunner RGA 79731 and Private MGC 53340. Robert Pierpoint of the RGA was from Sandbach and aged 25 on enlistment in 1915. Although an anomaly in the age of Robert Pierpoint MGC on the Silver War Badge (he would have been aged 18 not 21). If he enlisted in 1914 he would have been 16 and may have lied about his age.

The family photograph shows him with the Sherwood Foresters cap badge.

Derbyshire Courier: June 1917Newpaper photograph of Robert Pierpoint in WW1
The Derbyshire Courier reported in June 1917 that Crich man Robert Pierpoint had been wounded (rank of Lance Corporal given which does not match other records) The wounding "matches" the date of discharge of September 1917 of Robert Pierpoint MGC in the Silver War Badge Records.

 

That said some caution needed on this record in case the suppositions are incorrect.

Robert Pierpoint married Gertrude A Daffin in 1925. They became local preachers at Skegby Methodist Church. During WW2 he was in the Home Guard at Sutton in Ashfield.

Photo courtesy Margery Pierpoint

Robert Pierpoint

Medal Roll Index Card
Private Robert Pierpont was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Silver War Badge
53340 Pte. Pierpoint Robert, Badge 274414 enlisted 24.10.14, discharged 26.9.17 aged 21years 6 months, wounds, served overseas.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Culland Farm, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Pierpoint Head 26 Farming man Eagle, Lincs
Agnes A Pierpoint wife 22   Crich
Percival E Pierpoint son 4   Crich
Robert Pierpoint son 2   Crich
George E Pierpoint son 4 mo   Crich
William Pierpoint brother 30 Cattle man on farm Eyle, Lincs

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1911: Culland Farm, Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Pierpoint Head 36 Farmer Eyle, Lincs
Agnes Ann Pierpoint wife 33   Crich
Robert Pierpoint son 12 Assisting on farm Crich
Everett Pierpoint son 10 School Fritchley
William Pierpoint son 9 School Fritchley
Arthur Pierpoint son 5   Fritchley
Lucy Pierpoint daughter 2   Fritchley
Herbert Jackson boarder 22 Farm labourer Alvaston
Saml. Jackson boarder 28 Farm labourer Alvaston

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