Cyril de Putron
Cyril de Putron, Jurat (1874-1941)
Birth and Education
Cyril de Putron was born in 1874 in Stoke Newington, Middlesex, son of John Augustus de Putron and Mary Catharine (née Fair).
He was educated at St Nicolas College, Shoreham.
Marriage and Family
On 20 December 1910, he married Annie Kate Shaw at Rathfarnham Church, Dublin. She was the eldest daughter of Colonel Sir Frederick Shaw, Bart., DSO.
They had one daughter, Mary Eily de Putron (1914-1982), the well-known stained glass artist.
He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, in 1895, and Lieutenant in 1897.
In the Boer War of 1900-1902, de Putron served as Assistant Signalling Officer and also Brigade Transport Officer during the defence of Kimberley. He was promoted to captain, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers on 15 June 1901. He took part in operations in the Orange Free State, and in the Transvaal from July 1901 to 31 May 1902.
He was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette, 8 May 1900), and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal (3 Clasps),and the King's South Africa Medal (2 clasps).
He was an instructor at the School of Musketry (Hythe), from 1 April 1909 to 31 March 1913, and then was attached to the General Staff (graded Brigade-Major), Northern Command, from 1 December 1913 to 16 March 1915.
De Putron served during the Great War in Gallipoli, from March 1915 to October 1915. Promoted to Major on 1 September 1915, he served in the Balkans theatre of operations from October 1915 to April 1916 and November 1916 to June 1917.
From 2 May 1916 to 10 October 1917, he was Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel attached to the 2/15th Battalion London Regiment, and then served on the Western Front May 1916 to November 1916. In June 1917 he joined the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, serving there until May 1918. He was then Commandant, School of Musketry Southern Command, from 19 August 1918 to 11 March 1919.
De Putron was ‘Mentioned in Despatches twice during the Great War (London Gazette, 5 November 1915 and 4 January 1917), and was awarded the French Legion of Honour (5th Class), and the Croix de Guerre.
De Putron was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 22 March 1920, and Colonel on 22 March 1924. He was appointed Officer in Command of the Record and Pay Office of the Royal Tank Corps on 12 March 1927.
Cyril de Putron died in Guernsey on 4 July 1941.