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Born: 1891, Baildon
Died: 26 August 1918
Buried: Gomecourt South Cemetery
Address: 2 Wainman Street, Baildon
Parents: Samuel & Mary Jane
Siblings: Albert, Stanley, Jesse
Occupation: STick finisher, stick and umbrella manufacturer
Rank: Sgt
Medals/awards: Military Medal
Rolls of Honour: Baildon Moravian Church
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s
Percival Pemberton
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Percival Pemberton was the second of four sons of Samuel Pemberton, a clerk in the council gas department, and his wife Mary Jane. We have very little information about Percival’s war and some of the coverage in the Shipley Times & Express seems inaccurate in that they don’t mention him winning the Military Medal and describe him as private rather than sergeant,
although both are given on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site. On 20 March 1917 the Shipley Times & Express reported: “Pte Percy Pemberton of the 1/6 Duke of Wellington’s Regt is now in hospital in France suffering from a wound and sickness. “He is the second son of Mr and Mrs S Pemberton of Wainman Street, Baildon, and joined the
colours in February of last year. “After training at Clipstone Camp he went to France on Christmas Day. He is reported to be progressing favourably.” And there was a very brief report in the Baildon local news section on 13 September 1918 which read: “Mr and Mrs S Pemberton have been informed that their son, Pte Percy Pemberton, has been killed in action.”
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