Percy Schofield


Private 50116, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 13th October 1918 aged 30

Buried Highland Cemetery Le Cateau, France

Husband of Clara Schofield

Lived 48, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Percy was born in 1888 in Heckmondwike, the youngest son of William Henry Schofield and Elizabeth nee Hince . He had two older brothers and three older sisters and one younger sister. In 1891 the family were living on Nunroyd in Heckmondwike. By 1901 the family had moved to Francis Street in Heckmondwike where they stayed until Percy got married and moved out of the family home to live in Regent Street.

He was a member of Back Lane Working Mens Club and also the Cricket Club and Football Club. He was a member of Friendship Lodge and connected to George Street Congregational Chapel.

He married Clara Crosswaite in 1913 and they had two children, Clara born in 1914 and Joseph born in 1915.

Percy enlisted on 3rd May 1917 and trained in Ireland before being sent to France on 11th August 1917. He was wounded on 12th October 1918 and died from his wounds the next day.

He was the cousin of Benjamin Schofield (Father Edgar Schofield b1867) and James Arthur Schofield (Father Arthur Schofield b1852). All these three cousins Percy, Benjamin and James were grandchildren of Joseph Schofield and Martha nee Naylor.

His name is commemorated on Heckmondwike War Memorial as well as at St. Saviour’s now at St James’s and George Street Congregational Chapel War Memorials.

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.{MA-117}

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