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Percival Joseph Anker

Percival Joseph Anker

Male 1892 - 1918  (26 years)

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  • Name Percival Joseph Anker 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 28 Aug 1892  Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  Eastgate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1911  Bassenhally Field, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1911 
    Horseman on farm 
    Emigration 21 Mar 1913  RMS Empress of Ireland, Liverpool England-St Johns New Brunswick Canada, Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location 
    RMS Empress of Ireland (Canadian Pacific Steamship) to St Johns, New Brunswick 
    Military Service 12 Apr 1915  Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force 
    Military Award 1918 
    Military Medal / London Gazette Issue 31142 Page 1237 24/1/1919 
    • He is described as 424516 Pte (A/Cpl)
    Military Service 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    78th Btn; Canadian Infantry WWI 
    Died 29 Sep 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commemoration 1919  Bourlon Wood Cemetery, Bourlon, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13274  Extended Craxford Family | Orange pages families
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 

    Father David Anker,   b. 1865, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1933, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Harriet Flanders,   b. Abt 1868, St Neots, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1917, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Family ID F9431  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Dorothy Ellen Clark,   b. 10 Jun 1892, 17, Shaftesbury Road, Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1930, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1915  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Anker,   b. 17 Aug 1916, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 2001, Gloucester, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Gwendoline Anker,   b. 13 Mar 1918, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Newspaper Cuttings
    The wedding day
    The wedding day
    Report in a local Brandon, Manitoba newspaper of the wedding of Percival Anker and Dorothy Clark
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F9430  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1892 - Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Eastgate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Bassenhally Field, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Enlistment with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force - 12 Apr 1915 - Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Oct 1915 - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 78th Btn; Canadian Infantry WWI - 1918 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1918 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCommemoration - 1919 - Bourlon Wood Cemetery, Bourlon, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location/Street       : District/Village       : City/Town       : County/State       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Percival Joseph Anker
    Percival Joseph Anker
    Taken prior to his enlistment with the Canadian Infantry in World War I
    Passenger list: Empress of Ireland
    Passenger list: Empress of Ireland
    Percival emigrated to Canada (entry highlighted) on board the Empress of Ireland sailing from Liverpool to St Johns, New Brunswick on March 21st 1913
    Certificate of accreditation for sergeant's examination
    Certificate of accreditation for sergeant's examination
    Percival passed his sergeant's examination at a study school in 1915
    The sergeants at Sewell Camp 1915
    The sergeants at Sewell Camp 1915
    Percival Anker is third from the left on the front row
    For a detailed panoramic view, Click here (Opens a new window)
    Percival Anker
    Percival Anker
    Percival Anker in CEF dress (probably late 1915). Note he has sergeant's stripes on both arms of his jacket and a marksman badge on his left sleeve.
    Percival Anker's Attestation Papers
    Percival Anker's Attestation Papers
    Declaration signed on his enlistment with the Canadian forces
    The Military Medal
    The Military Medal
    "Awarded to NCOs and men of the Army (including RFC and RND) for individual or associated acts of bravery not of sufficient heroism as to merit the DCM. In June 1916 it was extended to women, two of the earliest awards being to civilian ladies for their conduct during the Easter Rising in Dublin that year. As a result of the 1993 Review of gallantry awards and resultant changes to the operational gallantry award system, this award has been replaced by the MC which is now available both to officers and other ranks."

    Text and photograph courtesy of Sarah Jane Medals, website now retired.
    Letter of confirmation and Certificate of award of Military Medal
    Letter of confirmation and Certificate of award of Military Medal
    The certificate and covering letter was sent to Percival's widow Dorothy while she was still resident in Watford, Hertfordshire. The date of the certificate is September 14th 1918; the covering letter March 2nd 1919
    Army Orders list of Military Medal winners
    Army Orders list of Military Medal winners
    The list of personnel awarded the Military Medal at the same time as Percival Anker
    The death certificate of Percival Joseph Anker
    The death certificate of Percival Joseph Anker
    from the Canadian Expeditionary Force headquarters
    Book of Remembrance
    Book of Remembrance
    Percival Anker's entry is towards the bottom of the first column.
    The top banner reads: "St Quentin 1918 Rosières" - places where the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought
    The Memorial Cross
    The Memorial Cross
    Also known as the Silver Cross, it is awarded to the mother, widow or next of kin of any member of the Canadian Forces killed on active service. It was commissioned by King George V after the First World War. Prior to 1945, it was worn on a solid light purple ribbon.
    Further details: Wikipedia

    BMD Certificates
    BC: Anker, Percival Joseph (1892)
    BC: Anker, Percival Joseph (1892)
    Stuart Cook's Grandfather

    Headstones
    WG: Anker, Percival
    WG: Anker, Percival

    Citation

    Plot: II. C. 20

    Medal Cards
    Anker, Percival Joseph
    Anker, Percival Joseph
    Award of the Military Medal. Medal Card confirming the award to Percival Anker

    Newspaper Cuttings
    A new organ for Whittlesey
    A new organ for Whittlesey
    A report of the inauguration of a new organ at the Weslayan Chapel, Queen Street, Whittlesey which was dedicated to the memory of men who had died in the first World War.
    The announcement of the award of the Military Medal
    The announcement of the award of the Military Medal
    From page 1237 of the Supplement to The London Gazette

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Whittlesey 3b 573 (JAS 1892) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S19] 1901 England Census, Whittlesey RG13/1552 78 23 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S284] 1911 England Census, Whittlesey RG14PN9279 RG78PN498 RD186 SD1 ED8 SN8 (Reliability: 4).


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