Percival George (George) DOWNTON

Percival George (George) DOWNTON

Male 1897 - 1960  (63 years)

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  • Name Percival George DOWNTON 
    Nickname George 
    Born 22 Feb 1897  Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Baptised 27 Feb 1897  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Apr 1911  Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Bef 1914  [6
    Hampshire Regiment 
    Occupation 1939  Oakfield, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Laundry Van Driver 
    Died 10 Dec 1960  Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 14 Dec 1960  Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1901 census: Schedule No: 43, Loverstone Cottage, Chillerton, Isle of Wight
      Class: RG13; Piece: 1022; Folio: 66; Page: 8.
      Charles Downton Head M 42 Shepherd Buckland Newton, Dorset
      Emily Downton Wife M 40 Buckland Newton, Dorset
      Andrew J Downton Son S 21 Ordinary Agricultural Labourer Buckland Newton, Dorset
      Elizabeth M Downton Daur S 14 Winterbourne Abbass [sic] Dorset
      Bessie M Downton Daur S 10 Nether Cerne Dorset
      Charles E Downton Son S 7 Shorwell, Isle of Wight
      Percival G Downton Son S 4 Chillerton, Isle of Wight

      4 Apr 1902: First attended Chillerton School, while living at Loverstone, exactly 3 weeks before the death of his Mother.

      1911 census: Chale Green, Isle of Wight
      RG14PN5760 RG78PN262 RD93 SD5 ED11 SN76
      Charles Downton Head 52 Widower 33 6 5 1 Shepherd Buckland Newton
      Bessie Melena Downton 20 Daughter Single Housekeeper Nether Cerne
      Charles Edwin Downton 17 Son Single Shepherd Shorwell
      Percival George Downton 14 Son Single Shepherd Lad Chillerton

      Occupation: Laundry Motor Van Driver - Laundry in Slade Road, Ryde, IoW

      George served in the 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment ("1st Pompey Pals") and Royal Garrison Artillery. Awarded the British War and Victory medals. Gunner 228657 (RGA), Pte 3/5247 (14th Hants).

      Married at Parish Church, Kingston

      Shorwell Scroll of Honour: Served in 14th Hampshire Regiment in WW1

      (Brian Greening has dob as 22 Jan 1897, but this must be misprint as he used same source as me, Chillerton School register)

      1939 Register: 1 Slade Villas Slade Road , Ryde M.B., Isle of Wight
      Ref: RG101/2651G/021/7
      Percival G Downton 22 Feb 1897 Male Motor Van Man Heavy Worker Married 254 1
      Closed record 254 2
      Gordon C Downton 07 Nov 1926 Male At School Single 254 3
      Closed record 254 4
      Jennifer A Downton 13 Apr 1939 Female Under School Age Single 254 5
      Elsie M M Downton 02 Feb 1897 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 254 6
      3 closed records
    Person ID I174  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2017 

    Father Charles DOWNTON,   b. 17 Feb 1857, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1934, Rowridge, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Emily Maria COLE,   b. 5 Nov 1861, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1902, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1879  Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsie Millicent May DOUSE,   b. 2 Feb 1897, Kingston, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1982, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1922  Kingston, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • Married at Parish Church, Kingston
    Children 
    +1. Christina Joyce (Joyce) DOWNTON,   b. 6 Sep 1923, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 2001, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. S.J. DOWNTON
    +3. Gordon Charles DOWNTON,   b. 7 Nov 1926, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2003, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Roy DOWNTON,   b. 24 Apr 1932, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 2012, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. J.M.M. DOWNTON
    +6. J.G. DOWNTON
     7. Jennifer Ann DOWNTON,   b. 13 Apr 1939, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1940, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1897 - Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 27 Feb 1897 - Newport, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Apr 1911 - Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1922 - Kingston, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Christina Joyce (Joyce) DOWNTON - 6 Sep 1923 - Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Gordon Charles DOWNTON - 7 Nov 1926 - Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Roy DOWNTON - 24 Apr 1932 - Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a Laundry Van Driver - 1939 - Oakfield, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jennifer Ann DOWNTON - 13 Apr 1939 - Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1960 - Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Dec 1960 - Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Percival George Downton (back centre)
    Percival George Downton (back centre)
    Percival & Charles (in uniform) Downton
    Percival & Charles (in uniform) Downton
    Percival Downton
    Percival Downton
    Percival George Downton

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Chillerton School Record, 595, 4 Apr 1902.

    2. [S142] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Births Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/bmd_b_search.html), N49/E56, 1897.
      Newport District; Percival George Downton; Other surname = Cole

    3. [S43] 1901 Census, 22 Feb 2016.

    4. [S251] 1911 Census, 22 Feb 2016.

    5. [S396] The 1939 National Register, (FindMyPast), 6 Sep 2016.
      1939 Register: 1 Slade Villas Slade Road , Ryde M.B., Isle of Wight
      Ref: RG101/2651G/021/7
      Percival G Downton 22 Feb 1897 Male Motor Van Man Heavy Worker Married 254 1

    6. [S8] Isle of Wight County Press, 15 Dec 2017.
      Serving in H.M. Forces before war broke out
      IoW County Press, 24 Oct 1914

    7. [S141] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Death Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/deaths/bmd_d_search.html), SE12/E412, 1960.
      South-east district; Percival George Downton, 63

    8. [S144] IOW Burial Register Index, Isle of Wight Family History Society, (Sue Holloway), RYD.
      Percival George Downton, 63, Ryde Cemetery Registers

    9. [S140] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Marriage Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/marriages/bmd_m_search.html), COE23.1/24.
      St James, Kingston