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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Percy Arthur Eccleston was born in 1884 Worksop. His parents, George and Louisa Eccleston had 9 children, (all born in Worksop), Percy being the 6th. The family lived on Sparken Hill and later at Brooke Terrace. George supported his family by working as a carpenter/joiner. As Percy grew up he took the trade of a plumber and in 1907, he married a Lincolnshire girl, Sarah Clark, in Horncastle and then the couple set up home at 57 Gateford Road, Worksop. They had a daughter, Queenie in 1912. After the war and the death of Percy, Sarah married John Swanwick in 1919.
10 Feb 1918
53180 - CWGC Website
39817
Private
7th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Enlisted at Worksop, killed in action in France and commemorated on Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France
CWG additional information:- Son of George and Larveaza Eccleston, of 1, Coup Brook Terrace, Worksop; husband of Sarah Swenwick (formerly Eccleston), of 1, Devonshire St., Worksop. Percy's elder brother, William Alfred, also died in the war on 2nd Dec 1915. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Percy Arthur Eccleston - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headtone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle
    Percy Arthur Eccleston - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headtone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle