FEARN, Percy Theodore

✟ ß Щ 42542 2 Bn West Yorkshire Regt (Prince of Wales Own). Killed 16/8/1917 age 19. Memorial Tyne-Cot, Passchendale, Belgium. Panel 42-47.

b 1898 Ecclessfield,  An employee of Midland Railway at Masborough. Son of the late John Fearn, file grinder, (native of Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield) and Georgina Moore, b 1860, Sheffield.  Brother of FEARN, Herbert Stanley. Following the death of their father in 1905 Percy was taken in by a Charity School (1911 Census shows him as a boarder in Sheffield Charity School for Boys, East Parade, one of 85 pupils). He may have come to Hathersage after that for a short while, hence his membership of the Bible Class (who also had their own football team) before joining the Army, for he is recorded as living at Primrose Cottage and Roslyn Crescent.  His two sisters Violet Rebecca and Jane Winifred lived with their Aunt Annie Moore in Station Road, Hathersage (1911 census). Mother Georgina died at Sheffield in 1936.