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Percy Weatherall was born in 1897 at Mansfield and was the son of Edward a corn traveller and Elizabeth Weatherall née Hemsley of Sherwood Rise, Nottingham His father Edward was born in 1855 at Pleasley and his mother Elizabeth Amphills Hemsley was born in 1858 at Harby, Leicestershire, they were married in Mansfield in 1885, they had 8 children, sadly one was to die in infancy their surviving children all born in Mansfield were, Annie b1888, Edward b1889, Sidney b1891, Ethel b1892, Gertrude b1896, Percy b1897 and Stanley b1899. In the 1911 censes the family are living at 108 St Stephens Road, Nottingham and are shown as Edward 56 yrs a corn traveller, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 53 yrs and their children, Annie 23 yrs a shop assistant, Edward 22 yrs a telegraph clerk, Sidney 20 yrs no occupation listed, Ethel 19 yrs a shop assistant, Gertrude 15 yrs no occupation listed, Percy 14 yrs a scholar and Stanley 12 yrs a scholar.
22 Jul 1918
15th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private Percy Weatherall, enlisted at Nottingham whilst residing at Sneinton he served initially with the service number 4779 in the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment later transferring to the 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 22nd July 1918. He is buried in Thiennes British Cemetery.(grave ref Row E. Grave 7)
In memoriam published 22nd July 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WEATHERALL. – In loving memory of dear Percy, killed in action July 22nd, 1918, third son of E. and E. A. Weatherall, 52 Wiverton-road, Sherwood-rise. Peace, perfect peace. – From mother, father, brothers, and sisters. “WEATHERALL. – In loving memory of Pte. Weatherall, Royal Warwicks, killed in action July 22nd, 1918. Upright and just in all his ways, honest and faithful to the end of his days, forgotten to the world, by some he may be, but hear to our memory to the world, by some he may be, but dear to our memory he ever will be. – From Annie and Bernard.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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