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Percy John Willmott

Birthplace London Cripplegate Place of Death Carlisle Date of Birth: April 6, 1874 Date of Death: June 18, 1951


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Percy John Willmott [Willimott]
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 6th April 1874, Cripplegate, London
Date and Place of Death: 18th June 1951, 25 Peel Street, Newtown, Carlisle, Cumberland
Nationality: British
Disability: Discharged from life of military service aged 45 diue to disability
Childhood: At least 2 siblings
Parents: William and Jane nee Shimmins/Shimmens
Parents occupations: Machine printer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Military – mobilization storekeeper in 1914
Place of residence at Gretna:Peel Street, Newtown, Carlisle
Marital status: Married
Children: 6 born
Travels: Served in Malta and South Africa during the Boer War
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: Warrant Officer 3rd Border Regiment
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Mini Biography

Percy John Willmott 1874- 1951

Percy John Willmott was born on 6th April 1874 at Cripplegate, London Town to William a machine printer and Jane nee Shimmins/Shimmens

1881 – living at Fann Street, Cripplegate – his sister head of household.

1892- enlisted aged 18 to Border Regiment , serving in South Africa and Malta.

18th December 1897 married Sarah Ann Amer at Carlisle and subsequently had 6 children one dying in infancy

December 1898- daughter born in Malta

1909- living in Sheffield – son born there.

1911 – 3rd Border Regiment living at 21 Peel Street, Newtown, Carlisle , an army colour sergeant

1914 – reenlisted being “ allowed to stay beyond his 21 years” (service record) – address given was The Castle, Carlisle – role a mobilization storekeeper

8th February 1917 – initiated into Border City Lodge of Freemasons. Described as “ warrant officer Border regiment “

Deployed to H M Factory Gretna

1919- discharged from armed service with disability aged 45

1921 – Percy John, Sarah Ann, Daisy May and 4 others are on this record. Listed as an ex or retired Gretna worker

1939- 25 Peel Street, Newtown, Carlisle. A military pensioner- army.

18th June 1951 – died at 25 Peel Street, Newtown Carlisle aged 78

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