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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
Brixton, London
It was the 2nd marriage of Henry Carpenter when he married Elizabeth Priestly in 1886 at Lambeth. Henry was a clerical man and civil servant. They lived in Brixton, whilst they had their 6 children born over the next 10 years. By 1901 their family was complete and were now resident in Worksop living at 38 Norfolk Street. The 4th born was Percy Wilfred Carpenter on 11 Oct 1891, and whilst by 1911 he had moved back to London, the remainder of the family moved to number 1 King Street, Worksop and all but the youngest daughter had various shop working assistant jobs. Percy was lodging at 1 Framfield Road, Highbury, Islington, London, working as an outfitter’s assistant.
18 Jul 1916
25
1542255 - CWGC Website
5343
Private
4th Regiment South African Forces
Pte Percy Wilfred Carpenter Worksop Guardian 11 August 1916 Another Worksop boy to make the great sacrifice is Pte Percy Wilfred Carpenter, 4th son of Mrs Carpenter, of Newcastle Avenue, official news of whose death, killed in action, has been received this week. Pte Carpenter who was 25 years of age had had rather an adventurous life. As a boy he was with Mr J.D.Haynes, clothier and out fitter, predecessor to Mr G.V.Eccles, Bridge Street. After four years with Mr Haynes he secured a situation with a large firm of out -fitters in London, where he remained for about two and a half years, when he immigrated to South Africa. While in Johannesburg he joined the South African Volunteers and took part in the De Wet Rebellion. He returned to England last October with the South African Expeditionary Force, and was sent to Egypt, where he saw a good deal of desert service. Returning to France as a member of the South African Scottish, he took part in the great advance, and fell on July 18th. He spent a short leave in Worksop just before Christmas. Pte Carpenter was a nice quiet, gentlemanly lad and made many friends before he left Worksop, who all regret his untimely death,. Mrs Carpenter has two other sons serving, both of whom are wounded, Pte. James Carpenter, of the Camerons, who before enlisting was at the Worksop Co-operative Society, and is now in Liverpool Hospital, and Pte, George Carpenter, who was with Mr D J. Smith, outfitter Worksop, is in a base hospital in France, but both are going on well. George had been previously wounded in the Dardanelles’ last year. Sympathy will be largely extended to Mrs. Carpenter in her many troubles.
CWG additional information:- Son of Henry and Elizabeth Carpenter, of 128, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts., England. Percy’s brother, Walter also died fighting with the Cameron Highlanders on 28 March 1918 and is buried in France Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. 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 Wilfred Carpenter - 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.