Percy Ridgway Reynolds

Personal Details

Born: 11 March 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: Eldest of five children born to Ridgway and Mary Ann Reynolds.  Percy married Annie J Hughes in the last quarter of 1911 and together they had seven children –  Thomas R, Bertha, Mary, Annie, George H, Amy, and John.

Residence: In 1887, according to the baptism and death registers for Percy’s younger sister Bertha, the family were located in Yardington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1891 the family had moved and were living at 12 Newtown Street in Whitchurch. Ten years later their address was 16 Newtown Street and they remained there until at least 1911. According to the 1939 register Percy, Annie and their family were living at 51 Claypit Street, Whitchurch and this is the same address given at the time of his death.

Employment: By 1901, aged 15, Percy was working as an ironfounder’s moulder. Ten years later his occupation was given as that of an iron moulder, a job he was still doing in 1939.

Died: January 1953 in Whitchurch, aged 66, and was buried in Whitchurch cemetery on January 31st the same year.

Military Details

Regiment: Reserve in 1919

Rank: Not known

Service Number: Not known

Date of Enlistment: Whitchurch Herald from December 1915 records Percy as enlisting under Lord Derby’s scheme

Date of Discharge: Not known

Reason for Discharge: Not known

Medals and Awards: Not known

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