PERCY LOWE RIDDETT

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1869, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Baptised: 14th April 1869, at Holy Trinity, Ryde, Hampshire. Parents: George Lowe & Ann Eliza Riddett.

Died: 13th August 1920; age: 51; at the Ipswich Union Infirmary, Ipswich.

Residence: 3, Cromwell Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment: 21st November 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st December 1914.

Discharged: 14th February 1916 – served overseas.

Rank: Transport Sergeant; Service Number: SE/1208.

Regiment: Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Silver War Badge – issued 20th September 1916.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.57.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   Lasswarrie, Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

 

Percy was 2 years old and living with his parents & brother.

George Lowe Riddett, 30, an Upholsterer & Cabinet Maker, born Ryde.

Ann Eliza Riddett (nee Downer), 27, born Newport, Isle of Wight.

male infant, born Ryde. (Sidney Wilson Riddett)

2 general domestic servants.

 

1881   Lasswarrie, Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

 

Percy was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 40, an Upholsterer, Cabinet Maker & Undertaker.

Ann, 37.

Sidney, 10.

Herbert George Riddett, 9, born Ryde.

Edith Mary Riddett, 7, born Ryde.

lady’s help.

general domestic servant.

 

Percy’s father, George Lowe Riddett, died October 1902, of ‘Westridge’ Alum Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. His mother, Ann Eliza Riddett, died Valentine’s Day, 1917, of ‘Westridge’ Alum Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset.

 

Percy married Annie Florence, born 1876, Kentucky, died 1902, Cimarron, Grey County, Kansas. They had 3 children:

Douglas Benton Lowe Riddett, born December 1901, Gray County, Kankas.

George Leonard Lowe Riddett, died 1902, Cimarron, Gray County.

Laura Lowe Riddett, died 1902, Cimarron, Gray County.

Annie, George & Laura are laid to rest together at Fairview Cemetery, Kansas.

 

In 1911, Douglas was 9 years old, and visiting his widowed, paternal grandmother and aunt & uncle, at their  home of ‘Westridge’ 18, Alum Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Ann, 67.

Sidney, 40, a House & Estate Agent – employer.

Edith, 37, a Governess – Nursery.

general domestic servant.

 

Douglas recorded on his passport application form in 1921, that his father, Percy had immigrated in 1885 and had lived at Gray County, Kansas for 6 years.

 

On the 15th August 1903, 34 year old, Percy departed from the Port of Southampton his destination was New York. He sailed on the S.S. New York – Master T.M.Passow.

 

Probate to Douglas Lawson Thompson L.R.C.P.

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