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  • Photograph published on 23rd August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Percy Arthur (known as 'Monty') was the son of Henry and Ellen Evison. Henry was a carpenter and joiner, born in Howsham, Lincolnshire; Ellen was born in Barrowby, Lincolnshire. In 1881 they were living at 78 Lewis Street, Nottingham, with their four children, William Enos (7), Annie Lizzie (6), Percy Arthur (3) and Harry (2). All the children had been born in Nottingham. Ten years later in 1891 Henry (43) and Ellen (39) were still living on Lewis Street but at number 63. Their oldest child, William, was not in the house, but their other three children and a second daughter, Lily, who had been born five years earlier, were living at home. However, by 1901, Henry was a widower and living at the same address with only his youngest child, Lily, now age 15, at home. 75, Pym Street, Blue Bell Hill, Nottingham (CWGC).
15 Jun 1916
38
597548 - CWGC Website
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He enlisted in Mansfield resident Nottingham.
Sergeant
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 12436 Leics. Regt. He disembarked in France on 13 August 1914 as part of the BEF 1914. He is buried in the Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Loventie (grave ref Vl.A.10). As he was in France within a fortnight of the outbreak of war he was either a regular soldier, a reservist or in the Territorial Force.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 7 July 1915: 'Evison. Killed in action June 15th, Sergeant Percy Arthur Evison (Monty), aged 38 years, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment (formerly Grenadier Guards), son of Harry Evison, 75 Pym Street.' Note: there is no record of service in the Grenadier Guards on the Medal Roll, but he did previously serve in the Leicestershire Regiment. Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 23 August 1915: 'Sgt PA Evison, 2nd Lincolnshire, (?family) (-) late of Nottingham, killed in action June 15th.'
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  • Photograph published on 23rd August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Percy Arthur Evison - Photograph published on 23rd August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918