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Re: Percival Thomas Priday
Posted by: Sam Eedle (ID *****0187) Date: September 13, 2010 at 06:28:57
In Reply to: Percival Thomas Priday by Luke Priday of 66

Dear Luke,
If your Grandfather was the Percival Priday listed in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in the 1911 census, aged 6, he was the son of a retired Regimental Sergeant-Major, Charles Edward Priday, who was born in c. 1865. He married in c. 1900 and by 1915, he had six surviving children.
CE Priday re-enlisted in the Gloucestershire Regt in the First World War and served with the 13th battalion in 1916-18, being awarded a 'mention in dispatches' while in France; he was subsequently detached as an instructor with the Machine Gun Corps.
He died on 11th November 1918, the day of the Armistice, of pneumonia, presunmably a result of Spanish Flu.


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