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George Percy LEAR

Private 4487 & 266730 George Percy LEAR of 1st / 5th Bn., Cheshire Regiment

Killed in Action Saturday 1st July 1916, France & Flanders, age 22

Of:238 Muslin Street*, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1894, Westbury, Wiltshire
Parents:Kate Lear and George Lear of 238 Muslin Street*, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Spreader Leather Cloth
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Thiepval Memorial Somme, France,   Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde


In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet his name is given as Percy Lear.

In loving memory of Pte. Percy Lear of 5th Cheshires, who was reported missing and now resting among the unknown heroes in a foreign land.
From father, mother, brothers and sisters.
Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling June 25th 1921

* Muslin Street is now Talbot Road.   See our notes on Old Place Names.