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Percy LAW

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Surname: LAW

Forename(s): Percy

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Service No: 202300

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 2/5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion

Division: 65th (2/Lowland) Division

Age: 40

Date of Death: 1917-02-23

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Z. 3.

CWGC Cemetery: THORNTON-IN-CRAVEN (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Percy Law was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Ellen Law, née Brearley. Both parents were born at Bacup, Lancashire.

1881 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 12, Goosehill, Newchurch - Percy Law, aged 4 years, born Bacup, son of Richard and Elizabeth E. Law.

1891 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 9, Prospect Terrace - Percy Law, aged 14 years, born Bacup, son of Richard and Elizabeth E. Law.

1901 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 6, Cutler Greens - Percy Law, aged 23 years, born Bacup, son of Richard and Elizabeth E.Law.

Percy was married to Mary Jane Sutcliffe in 1903.

1911 Bacup, Lancashire Census: 12, Branch Street, Stacksteads - Percy Law, aged 34 years, born Bacup, husband of Mary J. Law.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Percy Law, 5661, 2/5th Bn H.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 23.2.17. Disease. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Mary J. £2 13s. 5d.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LAW, Percy, aged 40, [Earby], H.L.I., died from pneumonia, The Curragh, Ireland, Feb. 23, 1917.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Highland Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 65th (2/Lowland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 65th (2/Lowland) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LAW

Forename(s): Percy

Born: Bacup, Lancs

Residence: Earley [sic], Yorks

Enlisted: Preston, Lancs

Number: 202300

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion: 5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial)

Decorations:

Died Date: 23/02/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LAW

Forename(s): Percy

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 202300

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Unit: 5th Bn.

Age: 40

Awards:

Died Date: 23/02/1917

Additional Information: Son of Richard and Elizabeth Ellen Law; husband of Mary Jane Law (nee Sutcliffe).

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St Mary's Churchyard, Thornton-in-Craven

St Mary's Churchyard, Thornton-in-Craven

CWGC private memorial

The wedding of Joseph Law, son of Private Percy Law

The wedding of Joseph Law, son of Private Percy Law

Courtesy of Jim A. Howarth

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02 March 1917

LAW – February 23rd, 1917, at Curragh Camp, Ireland, Pte. Percy Law, Highland Light Infantry, formerly of 23, Mostyn Avenue, Earby, aged 40 years.

02 March 1917

EARBY – A SOLDIER’S DEATH IN IRELAND

The death took place on Friday last at Curragh Camp, Ireland, of Pte. Percy Law, of the Highland Light Infantry, from pneumonia.

Deceased, who was 40 years of age, had only been in hospital a couple of days. He was a native of Bacup, but had lived in Earby about 14 months, his home being at 23, Mostyn Avenue, and worked as a weaver at Messrs. B. and W. Hartley’s, Brook Shed. Pte. Law enlisted in October last, and after training in Essex went with his regiment to Ireland where he was under orders for France at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and one son aged 12 years. The body was brought home for interment at Thornton Church on Tuesday, being accompanied by six of deceased’s comrades from the same regiment, who acted as bearers. The Rev. W. A. Livingstone (Baptist) conducted the burial service.

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02 March 1917

LAW – Feb. 23rd, at Curragh Camp, Ireland, Pte. Percy Law, of the 2nd 5th Highland Light Infantry, formerly of Earby, aged 40.

02 March 1917

EARBY – A SOLDIER’S DEATH IN IRELAND

The death took place on Friday last at Curragh Camp, Ireland, of Pte. Percy Law, of the Highland Light Infantry, from pneumonia. Deceased, who was 40 years of age, had only been in hospital a couple of days. He was a native of Bacup, but had lived in Earby about 14 months, his home being at 23, Mostyn Avenue, and worked as a weaver at Messrs. B. and W. Hartley’s, Brook Shed. Pte. Law enlisted in October last, and after training in Essex went with his regiment to Ireland where he was under orders for France at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and one son aged 12 years.

The body was brought home for interment at Thornton Church on Tuesday, being accompanied by six of deceased’s comrades from the same regiment, who acted as bearers. The Rev. W. A. Livingstone (Baptist) conducted the burial service.

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