Percy John Garner


Percy John Garner was born in Wilmslow in 1890. His parents were William Robert Garner and Caroline Bradbury. He was conscripted in August 1916 and opted to join the Cheshire Regiment. However, he was not immediately needed in the army, and was not called to the colours until May 1918. He joined the Expeditionary Force in France on 22 September 1918 and was shortly transferred to the 10th Battalion KSLI (No. 30070).

He was wounded on 8 October 1918 in France/Flanders. He remained in France until 24 January 1919, when he returned to the UK. By 5 February he was at the Wharncliffe War Hospital, Middlewood Road, Sheffield. In April 1919 he went before an Invaliding Board, which judged him (on the basis of a report from the Hospital) unfit for further military service. He was discharged, with his military character graded "Good", on 24 April 1919, under Kings Regulations 392 (xvi).

He married Alice Maude Henshall at St John's, Lindow, Wilmslow in spring 1920. They had three sons. He died in 1955, and his widow in 1969.

With thanks to John Tomlinson.








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