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29 May 1895
Bradford Yorkshire
At the time he enlisted Percival named his mother, Ada Hutchinson, of 5 Clarence Stairs, Clarence Street, Sneinton, as his next of kin. At the time of the 1911 census his family was living in a terrace of Haywood Street, Sneinton; father, Henry, siblings Frank (14), Grace (12), Henry (4), Arthur (3) and Sidney (11months). It is probable that Percival, who was older than his siblings, had already emigrated to Canada, presumably under the juvenile emigration scheme sponsored by Oliver Hind, founder of the Dakeyne Street Lads' Club. He was married to Drusilla King (formerly Hutchinson), of 79, Seymour St., Carlton Rd., Nottingham (CWGC) whom he married on on 3 January 1916, less than 2 months after he returned to England with his battalion. Drusilla was awarded a widow's pension; her address was then 104 Manvers Street, Sneinton. She remarried on 23 November 1918.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). His occupation when he attested was that of telegraphist/telegrapher.
10 Jul 1916
2750468 - CWGC Website
39th Bn Canadian Infantry
Percival attested on 29 May 1915 in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He was mobilized to the 55th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. He arrived in England on 9 November 1915. He was admitted to hospital on 22 May 1916 with bronchitis, discharged 22 June 1916, at which time he was at Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe. He was admitted to Nottingham War Hospital on 7 July 1916 and died on 10 July of suspected meningitis (post mortem report: tubercular meningitis). He was buried in Nottingham General Cemetery (grave ref 7221).
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