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Percy William Drabble was born in 1897 at Newark and was the son of William Glazebrook Drabble, a brewers drayman and the late Mary Jane Drabble née Hendy of 53 Alliance Street, Newark. His father William Glazebrook was born in 1867 at Caunton and his mother Mary Jane Hendy was born in 1865 at Staply Hill, Gloucestershire, she died in 1910 at Newark aged 45 yrs, they were married in 1889 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration district, they went on to have 9 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, Ethel b1891 Caunton, Mary b1892 Cauntom, Percy b1897 Newark, Albert b1900 Newark, Evelyn b1902 Newark, William b1905 Newark and Dorothy b1910 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 140 Northgate Newark and are shown as William 44 yrs a widow and brewers drayman, he is living with his children, Ethel 20 yrs no occupation, Mary 19 yrs a tailoress Percy 13 yrs a scholar, Albert 11 yrs a scholar, Evelyn 9 yrs a scholar, William 6 yrs and Dorothy 10 months of age.
12 Dec 1917
565015 - CWGC Website
13th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Private Percy William Drabble enlisted at Newark, he initially served with the service number 203292 in the North Staffordshire Regiment. It was whilst serving with the 13th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment that he was killed in action on 12th December 1917, he is buried at Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
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