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Philip John PETTIE

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Surname: PETTIE

Forename(s): Philip John

Place of Birth: Giggleswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 15138

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 11th (Service) Battalion. (Accrington)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1916-06-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. B. 16.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Philip John Pettie was the son of John and Annie Pettie, née Harris and brother of Private James Edgar Pettie (47145) (q.v.). Their father was born at Litton, Yorkshire and mother at Redruth, Cornwall.

1901 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Garstang Yard - Philip J. Petty, aged 10 years, born Giggleswick, son of John and Annie Petty.

1911 Accrington, Lancashire Census: 51, Stevenson Street, East Accrington - Philip John Petty, aged 20 years, born Giggleswick, Yorkshire, son of John and Annie Petty.

Philip was married to Sarah Alice Scholes (born 28 January 1893) in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sjt. John P. Pettie, 15138, East Lancashire Regiment.

The informal title of the 11th (Service) Bn East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington) was the Accrington Pals.

Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Sergeant Philip John PETTIE

Sergeant Philip John PETTIE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: PETTIE

Forename(s): Philip John

Born: Giggleswick, Yorks


Enlisted: Accrington, Lancs

Number: 15138

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 11th Battalion


Died Date: 26/06/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: PETTIE

Forename(s): Philip John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 15138

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 11th Bn.

Age: 25


Died Date: 26/06/1916

Additional Information: Son of John and Annie Pettie, of Giggleswick, Yorks; husband of Sarah Alice Pettie, of 1, Maden St., Accrington, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TOO DEARLY LOVED IN LIFE TO BE FORGOTTEN IN DEATH WILL LOVE YOU IN DEATH THE SAME)

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


PETTIE Sarah Alice of 2 China St Accrington died 19 December 1981 Administration Manchester 7 December Not Exceeding £25000.



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14 July 1916


The sad news has reached his wife and family this week of the death in hospital from wounds received while in the trenches of Sergt. P.J. Pettie, of the Accrington Pals Battalion, whose home was at 6 Eddleston Street, Accrington. He was formerly tinsmith for Mr. W. Dawson, ironmonger, Settle, and his family belong to Giggleswick. Sergt. Pettie enlisted on the formation of the ‘Pals’, and previous to that time was employed at the works of Messrs. Howard and Bullough Limited. He was attached to the signalling section, and was at one period recalled from the ranks to take up munitions work, but so highly did his officers value him that he was again called upon to join the battalion, and at the time he was wounded he was occupying the responsible position of platoon sergeant. He was 25 years of age and was well known in the district, having a large circle of friends. Deceased was connected with Union Street Wesleyan Church, Accrington. He had three brothers serving – Pte. James Edgar Pettie, who is in France, Driver Fred Pettie, now in Egypt, and Pte. William Pettie, in Dorset. Mrs. Pettie has two brothers serving, Pte. James Albert Scholes, who has been wounded while fighting with the ‘Pals’, and Pte. Herbert Scholes, who is also with the ‘Pals’, and her father is with the Army Service Corps in France.

29 June 1917

In honoured and loving memory of Sergt. P.J. Pettie (Philip) who died of wounds in Doullens Hospital, France, on June 26th, 1916, second son of John and Annie Pettie, 59, Stevenson Street, Accrington, late of Giggleswick.

“Gone, but not forgotten.”

– From his Father, Mother, Brothers (in France), and Sisters.

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