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Percy HARGREAVES (1)

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Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Percy

Place of Birth: Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire

Service No: 39581

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: 39

Date of Death: 1917-05-28

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. A. 15.

CWGC Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Percy Hargreaves was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Hargreaves, née Breaks. Both parents were born at Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire.

1881 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Percy Hargreaves, aged 3 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland, son of Henry and Elizabeth Hargreaves.

1891 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Percy Hargreaves, aged 13 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland, son of Henry and Elizabeth Hargreaves.

1901 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Percy Hargreaves, aged 23 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland, son of Henry and [stepson of] Margaret Hargreaves. [Henry had married Margaret Lawson in 1893.]

1911 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Percy Hargreaves, aged 33 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland, son [stepson] of Margaret Hargreaves, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Percy Hargreaves, 39581, Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Percy's nephew, Second Lieutenant Willoughby Frankland Hargreaves, 66th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps, was killed in an aeroplane accident on the 21 February 1918. He is buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy and commemorated on the Clitheroe War Memorial and Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Roll of Honour.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HARGREAVES, Percy, [Bolton-by-Bowland], aged 40, K.O.Y.L.I., died of wounds May 28, 1917.

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Private Percy HARGREAVES

Private Percy HARGREAVES

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

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Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Percy

Born: Bolton-By-Bowland, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Clitheroe

Number: 39581

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 28/05/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: HARGREAVES

Forename(s): Percy

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 39581

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Unit: "C" Coy. 10th Bn.

Age: 39

Awards:

Died Date: 28/05/1917

Additional Information: Son of Henry Hargreaves, of Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, Yorks.

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‘Clitheroe Advertiser’ (1 June 1917)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

DEATH OF PRIVATE P. HARGREAVES BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND

Mr. Tom Hargreaves, photographer, King St., was informed, this morning, of the death of his brother, Private Percy Hargreaves, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who died of wounds in the South African Hospital, Abbeville, France, on Whit-Monday. Deceased was 40 years of age, and a bachelor. He carried on a drapery business at Bolton-by-Bowland, and was well-known over a very wide area. For many years he discharged the duties of secretary of the Amicable Society, and was also joint manager of the village branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank. Of an inventive turn of mind, he was the owner of several patents which were commercially successful. He joined up last November, and took part in the fighting around Lille, where he was severely wounded in the head, chest and back. Great sympathy is felt with the deceased’s mother and sister.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1917

HARGREAVES Percy of Bolton by Bowland near Clitheroe Lancashire private K.O.Y.L.I. died 28 May 1917 at Abbeville in France Administration (with Will) London to Margaret Hargreaves widow Effects £155.

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Second Lieutenant Willoughby Frankland Hargreaves

Second Lieutenant Willoughby Frankland Hargreaves

Willoughby, who was killed in an aeroplane accident on the 21 February 1918, was the nephew of Private Percy Hargreaves (see Additional Information)

‘Clitheroe Advertiser’ (1 March 1918)

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20 April 1917

BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND – Wounded

Private Percy Hargreaves, K.O.Y.L.I., is lying seriously ill in the 1st South African Hospital, France, suffering from gunshot wounds of the cheek. He was wounded on Monday, the 9th, and admitted to hospital on the 13th.

08 June 1917

HARGREAVES – On Whit Monday, at the 8th African Hospital, France, from wounds received in France, Pte. Percy Hargreaves, K.O.Y.L.I., stepson of Mrs. Hargreaves, Bolton-by-Bowland, aged 40 years.

08 June 1917

BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND – DEATH OF PRIVATE PERCY HARGREAVES

On Thursday of last week Mrs. Hargreaves received notice from the War Office that her stepson, Private Percy Hargreaves, had died of wounds in the 8th African Hospital, Abbeville, France, on Whit Monday. It was only on 14th September last that he joined the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and for a few months was in training near Ferriby. In January he went to France, and was out about three months in the thick of much fighting around Lille. Unluckily he was badly wounded in the back, head and chest, and paralysis ensued. He suffered much, and by a coincidence, died on the same date as his father seven years ago. The matron of the hospital spoke highly of his patience in the midst of his sufferings.

On Sunday last, at the Parish Church, the Rector read the collect from the Burial Service, the Dead March was played, and Hymn 221 Ancient and Modern was sung in his memory.

Deceased was about 40 years of age and a bachelor. He had a drapery business along with his stepmother, and was well known over a wide area. He had occupied several offices in connection with the village, viz., secretary to the Amicable Society, joint manager of the Yorkshire Penny Bank, and collector of Income Tax. Much sympathy is felt with his relatives on their irreparable loss.

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20 April 1917

BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND – WOUNDED

Pte. Percy Hargreaves, K.O.Y.L.I., is lying seriously ill in the 1st South African Hospital, France, suffering from gunshot wounds of the cheek. He was wounded on Monday, the 9th, and admitted to hospital on the 13th.

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