John Henry PERCIVAL (1894-1979)
Dorothy Eleanor BARNES (1894-1961)
3 Aug 1925
John Henry PERCIVAL
13 Dec 1894
Farm Machinery Repair Man
31 Jan 1979 (age 84)
Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham
Barkestone le Vale Churchyard
Elizabeth Anne PERCIVAL
27 Dec 1932
Teacher (Physics), Headmistress
Started Birmingham University:
27 Sep 1951 (age 18)
Same day as EGV Percival died
6 May 2020 (age 87)
Born out of wedlock. Lived with his Grandmother, Ann Whittaker nee Kelham until his parents were able to get married (when his father joined the police force.)
Went to Hinckley Grammar School until the family moved to Coalville. His great love was of metalwork and machinery. The grammar school taught mainly classics and he hated it.
He worked for Colemans for most of his life, repairing and bespoking farm machinery for a good portion of the time.
Served in Northumberland Fusiliers in first world war.
When he died he wanted to be buried with his mother's family in Barkestone rather than his own family in Coalville.