Private Percy Enoch Pimlott

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Percy was born on 28th April 1882 and baptised on 16th July 1882 in the parish church of Dorking. His parents are Enoch and Eliza. They are living in Church Street in Dorking. Enoch is a Grocer’s Assistant.

Percy joined St Martin’s school on 27 October 1890 and left 29th May 1891 when his family moved to Portslade.

In the 1891 census, just before they left for Portslade, his family are living in Meadowbrook Road, in Dorking. Percy has two sisters, Lilian and Gertrude and a Brother Walter.

The 1901 census finds the family in Trafalgar Road in Portslade in Sussex. Percy is 18 and now has another brother Alfred, he is 2 years old.

In the 1911 census Percy is a Potman at the Portland Hotel in Hove. The rest of his family are still living in Portslade.

Percy married Annie Elizabeth Waller in the December quarter of 1912 in Steyning. They had one daughter, Dorothy; she was born in Steyning in June quarter of 1913.

On 18th April 1917 Percy’s battalion were in trenches North West of Neuville-Vitasse. They were involved in fierce fighting and forced to withdraw. Casualties were heavy; 15 Officers and 346 of other ranks were killed, wounded or missing. Percy must have been one of the wounded as it is recorded he “died of Wounds” on 9th May 1917. He is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery in Le Treport.

He is also commemorated on the Portslade and West Hove Memorial in Easthill Park, Portslade.

His Widow Annie Elizabeth married George Sandals in June 1924.

Born                           Dorking, Surrey

Son of                         Enoch and Eliza Pimlott
Husband of                 Elizabeth Waller

Regiment                     13th Battalion. Manchester Regiment.
Number                       41747

Former Regiment          G/12499. Royal Sussex Regiment

Date of Death              9th May 1917
Place of Death             Near Neuville-Vitasse. France
Cause of Death           Died of wounds

Age                              37

Cemetery                     Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France