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Nottingham
Percy Baxter was born in 1891 in Nottingham and was the son of Walter a brass bobbin maker and Eliza Baxter née Bullock of 32 Patterson Road, Nottingham. His father Walter was born in 1858 in Nottingham , he died in 1915 in Nottingham, he was 58 yrs of age , his mother Eliza Bullock was born in 1866 in Derbyshire, they were married in 1887 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 5 children sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Walter Ernest b1889, Percy b1891 and Gilbert b1909, all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 32 Patterson Road, Nottingham and are shown as Walter 53 yrs a brass bobbin maker, he is living with his wife Eliza 48 yrs and their children Walter Ernest 22 yrs a joinder/carpenter, Percy a brass bobbin maker and Gilbert 2 yrs. Percy married his wife Florence Boyd on 9th April 1911 at All Saints Church, Nottingham, they went on to have two children, Marjorie Irene born 24th October 1912 in Nottingham and Stanley born 16th September 1914 in Birmingham, they lived at 48 Bordesley Green Road, Birmingham. Following Percy's death his wife was granted a pension of 25 shillings and 5 pence a week for her and their 2 children with effect from 31st March 1919, his widow later moved to 49 Middle Furlong Road, Nottingham.
He was a telephone mechanic
13 Sep 1918
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316016 - CWGC Website
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48 Bordesley Green Road, Birmingham.
Sapper
Royal Engineers
Sapper Percy Baxter attested on 2nd December 1915 at Birmingham, he gave his age as 25 yrs and 5 months and his address as 48 Bordesley Green Road, Birmingham, he was a telephone mechanic, he gave his next of kin as his wife Florence of the same address, he was posted to the reserves the following day and mobilised for war on 15th January 1917. He was posted to the Royal Engineers. He embarked from Southampton on 18th August 1917 , landing at Alexandria, Egypt on 6th September 1917. He was transferred from Egypt landing in France on 17th April 1918 and was killed in action on 13th September 1918 whilst serving with 52nd Lowland Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. He is buried in Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension, France grave reference A.18.
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