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Re: Harold Percy Deeming, Willenhall
Posted by: Peter Yates (ID *****7231) Date: December 14, 2004 at 03:48:41
In Reply to: Harold Percy Deeming, Willenhall by Steve Deeming of 59

Hi, Steve,
I am Peter Yates, my mother was half sister to your father, Harold, known by all as Percy - nickname Ticker. So that you know we are talking about the right Percy, your mother's name is Joyce. My mother's name was Florence Mabel, taking her name Mabel from your grandmother. Yes, your grandfather was killed in the first world war and Mabel married Frank Morgan (my grandfather) 3rd April 1920 at Lichfield Street baptist chapel, Willenhall.
Your father and mother lived in Cookley where your mother was a district nurse, your father was a male nurse at Prestwood Sanitorium, but previous to that he was a male nurse on hospital ships during the war, something he didn't like talking about. They had a dog called Wattlebee. You have two brothers but we can only remember the name of one, Matthew, we think the youngest is Simon. I seem to remember you were going to be a doctor.
Your mother and father separated between 1968 and 1972. We understood at that time that you, your two brothers and your mother went to Scotland. Your father went to Newton St Cyers in Devon to take over a nursing home. But unfortunately although it was already operating as a nursing home planning consent was retracted because the driveway went straight onto the main Exeter road. He then went on to a nursing agency and dodged about the country nursing the well-to-do. He met a woman, the name of whom we can't remember. She had a daughter. Percy and this lady married, we think at Hastings. If not Hastings it was somewhere on the south coast. It was shortly after this he started suffering with his heart and not longer after that he died. Off-hand that would be between 1985 and 1987. We may have more details in our 'file'. We certainly have at least one photograph. If you would like to get in touch we will make sure you receive what have.
Contact me privately at morfair@tesco.net and I will give you our address.
Look forward to hearing from you. Peter Yates


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