Peter Pratt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 189
  • Rank: Trooper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Household Cavalry
  • Unit/Ship: Household Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24/26?
  • Date of Death: 11.12.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 1A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Perth
  • Address: Castle Rd, Longforgan
  • Occupation: Policeman, Pitlochry
  • Mother:

    Christina Scott Pratt, Castle Rd, Longforgan

  • Father:

    Walter Pratt

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Peter Pratt

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval memorial. He was the brother of Pte James David Pratt, S/12217, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action, 29.06.1918.

Peter Pratt   189  Life Guards, Household Cavalry

PRATT___Killed in action, on 11th December 1916, Trooper Peter Pratt, Life Guards, in his 26th year, 4th son of the late Walter Pratt, and Mrs Pratt, Castle Road Longforgan.

Dundee Courier 4th January 1917


Trooper Peter Pratt, Life Guards, who was shot by a sniper as he was climbing out of a support trench with a ration party.  Pratt who was twenty-four years of age, and a native of Longforgan, joined the army in November, 1914, and went to the front at the end of 1916.  He was formerly in the police force at Pitlochry.

Dundee Courier 12th January 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied my Michael Caldwell

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