Pierre De Putron
Pierre de Putron OBE, Jurat (1886-1950)
Birth and Education
Pierre de Putron was born in Telscombe, Sussex, England, in 1886, the son of Reverend Godfrey Pierre de Putron and Julia Kathleen (née Powell). He was educated at Eton College.
Marriage and Family
He married Christobel Whitehead, daughter of Sir George Hugh Whitehead, 2nd Bt. and Gertrude Grace Ashcroft, on 10 February 1917.
They had three children: 2nd Lieut Peter de Putron (1920-1941), Mary de Putron (1922-2012), and John Whitehead de Putron (1929-2009).
Pierre de Putron served for many years in the Colonial Service, Nigeria.
Post-retirement public service in Guernsey
After retirement to Guernsey in the early thirties, Pierre de Putron served as a member of the Central Douzaine and the Central Poor Law Board. He was Captain of the Royal Guernsey Golf Club.
With war looming, de Putron was made Air Raid Precautions Commandant in December 1937.
Because a number of shops had been abandoned in the evacuations of June 1940, de Putron was appointed Custodian of Business and Industry, with the power to enter and hire out premises, arrange repairs, and hand over stores to the Essential Commodities Committee.
He was appointed Jurat of the Royal Court of Guernsey on 6 September 1940.
He was invested as an Officer, Order of the British Empire (gazetted 8 June 1950).
He died on 9 October 1950 at ‘La Bertozerie’, George Road, St. Peter Port, Guernsey.