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Finsbury London
Percy Charles Pratt was born in 1888 at Finsbury, London and was the He was the son of Rowland Edmund a stationer and Alice Pratt née Stubbs of 68 Claremont Road Highgate London. His father Rowland Edmund was born in 1856 at London and his mother Alice Stubbs was born in 1861 at Islington, London, they were married on 6th September 1884 at St Lukes church, Finsbury, they had 3 children, Rowland b1886, Percy Charles b1888 and Alice Dorothy b1895 all were born in London . In the 1911 census the family are living at 370 Essex Road, Islington and are shown as Edmund 50 yrs a stationer and fancy goods dealer, he is living with his wife Alice 50 yrs and their children Rowland 25 yrs a commercial clerk and Alice Dorothy 16 yrs a student In the same 1911 census Percy has left the family home and he was boarding at 18 Sydney Street Newark he is boarding with John Hatherley 50 yrs a brewers labourer and his family, Percy is shown as being 23 yrs and an analytical chemist
He was an analytical chemist.
07 Apr 1917
1549159 - CWGC Website
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Signaller Percy Charles Pratt enlisted at Newark and served with the 2/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He saw service during the Irish rebellion and went out to France in February 1916. He was killed in action on 7th April 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Article published 21st April 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Youngest son of Rowland E. & Alice Pratt, “Fairmead”, Clovemont Road, Highgate, London. Came to Newark about three years ago as assistant analyst at Messrs. Quibell Bros., Ltd. But for eighteen months prior to the outbreak of war was on the staff of the Prudential Assurance Co. and resided with Mrs Rick, William Street. Joined the local Territorials at the commencement of hostilities and was in the Irish Rebellion, going to France in February 1916. In charge of the signalling of his company.
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