PERCIVAL JOHN WATTS

 

 

Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Presumed Dead on or Since: 12th April 1918; age 31; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, May 1916.

Rank; Private; Service Number: 40356

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion.

Formerly 28264, Essex Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 3.

Ploegsteert Memorial,

Hainaut,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Potter Watts & Elizabeth Watts, of 10, Wellington Street, Ipswich. Husband of Nellie Elizabeth Alden (formerly Watts) of 18, Grey Friars Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   17, Emlen Street, Ipswich.

 

Percival was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Potter Watts, 34, an Iron Agricultural Fitter, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Watts (nee Watts), 27, born Woodbridge.

Edith Jane Watts, 5, born Ipswich.

Arthur Edward Watts, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1901   10, Wellington Street, Ipswich.

 

Percival was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 44, a Horticultural Fitter.

Elizabeth, 37.

Edith, 15.

Arthur, 11.

Henry George Watts, 9, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Watts, 7, born Ipswich.

Nellie Watts, 5, born Ipswich.

Bertie Reginald Watts, 4, born Ipswich.

Frederick Watts, 2, born Ipswich.

Frank Watts, 2, born Ipswich.

Charles Mawby Watts, 5 months, born Ipswich.

 

1911   10, Wellington Street, Ipswich.

 

Percival was 23 years old,a Packer at a Corset’s Factory. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 54, a Horticultural Fitter at an Horticultural Engineers Manufacturer.

Elizabeth, 47.

Arthur, 21, Labourer – out of work.

Henry, 19, a Horticultural Fitter at an Horticultural Engineers Manufacturer.

Gertrude, 17, a Net Repairer.

Nellie, 15, a Domestic Servant – out of situation.

Bertie, 14, an Errand Boy – Green Grocer & Fruiterer.

Frederick, 12.

Frank, 12.

Charles, 10.

 

In 1915, Ipswich, Percival married Nellie Elizabeth Exworth, 1893, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Edith N. Watts, 1917, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Nellie E. Watts – widow.

 

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