David Letts

The Roll of Honour records the names of David, George and Walter Letts.   They were brothers.

The 1901 Census shows an entry for David Letts, Head of the Household, aged 25, working as a rural postman and living with his wife Mary A, aged 21, a corset maker, born in West Haddon.   Their marriage appears in the Parish Registers dated 4/6/1900.   Her surname was Ellis.   David’s father was William Scott Letts a shoemaker.   Her father was William Alfred Ellis, a labourer.

The 1901 Census shows his parents, brothers and sisters living on The Green, West Haddon.

The 1911 Census shows David Letts, Head of the Household, aged 36, born in Long Buckby living in Staffords Lane with his wife Mary Anne, aged 31.   He was employed as a general labourer, his wife as a corset maker.   Also living in the home were their four daughters: Christine Ann aged 8, Evelyn Mary aged 7,. Eleanor Jane aged 5, and Margaret Minnie aged 3.   All four girls had been born in West Haddon.

I could find no other David Letts with an attachment to West Haddon.   Could this David Letts have gone to war aged 40?   If so I found no military record in his name.

(Jim Blakey 23rd December, 2015)