1. Memorial:Hinton St. George (St. George) Churchyard
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.132
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour32B GQS

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Family :

7th Earl Poulett. Educated at Cheltenham. Son of the late William Henry Poulett, 6th Earl Poulett; husband of Sylvia Lilian, Countess Poulett, of Hinton St. George, Crewkerne, Somerset.

He was known by the courtesy title of Viscount Hinton until on the death of his father in 1899 when he inherited the earldom of Poulett and an estate at Hinton St George, Somerset, centering on Hinton House. However, the inheritance of the earldom was disputed by William Turnour Thomas Poulett, a son of his father's first wife, whom the 6th Earl believed had been fathered by another man. On 27 July 1903, on a report from the Committee of Privileges, the House of Lords determined the dispute in favour of Poulett, as the undisputed son of the 6th Earl.

In 1908 Lord Poulett married Sylvia Lilian Storey, the daughter of Fred Storey, an actor, dancer, and scene-painter. The bride was herself an actress and Gaiety girl. They had one son George Amias FitzWarrine Poullet, Viscount Hinton (1909–1973), and one daughter, Lady Bridget Elizabeth Felicia Henrietta Augusta Poulett (1912–1975).

Education & Career :

Educated at Cheltenham College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Military :


Unit :Royal Warwickshire Regiment 
Attached : 
Action :Natural Causes 

Poulett was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Royal Welch Fusiliers and transferred to the Royal Horse Artillery. He died on 11 July 1918 of Spanish influenza and was succeeded by his eight-year-old son, George Poulett, Viscount Hinton. After his death, his widow became engaged to Major Percy Howard Hansen, but the marriage never took place, which was thought to be because of the financial consequences for the Countess. However, she had a daughter with Hansen, Phoebe Amie Sybil Poulett (born 1922), who died unmarried in 1948.
Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge of Prudence and Industry No. 1953 E.C.Somerset
Joined : Train-bands No. 2524 E.C. London
Joined : Parrett and Axe No. 814 E.C. Somerset

20th March 1906
24th April 1906
22nd May 1906

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