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George Percy LEAR

Private 4487 & 266730 George Percy LEAR
1st/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

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

Home address:238 Muslin Street*, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1894, Westbury, Wiltshire
Parents:Kate Lear and George Lear
238 Muslin Street*, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Spreader Leather Cloth
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,
pier 3.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

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

A Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling, 25th June 1921:

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.

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