Other names: Percival Stewart
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetAmbala, Punjab, IndiaFrizinghall, YorkshireFinchley, London, N3Hendon, MiddlesexBradford, Yorkshire
Story: Percival Stewart Morgan was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10th November 1887 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 4th December 1887, the son of George Morgan and Emily Morgan (née Brockway). He lived most of his early life at the family home at 7 Victoria Street, Shaftesbury. (NB. Victoria Street was formerly called Malthouse Lane (see 1881 Census). By the time of the 1911 Census, Percival had enlisted with the 1st Dragoon Guards (The Kings) as a Shoeing Smith (Service No. D/902). He was based at Ambala, Punjab, India. He was eventually discharged on 16th December 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914 Star (his medal record shows he was not eligible for the 1915 Clasp). He married Jessie Mary Brockway at St. Margarets Church, Frizinghall, Yorkshire, on 26th March 1921 and by the Census of that year they were boarding at 41 Alexandria Street, Bradford, Yorkshire, where Percival was working as a Blacksmith. The 1939 Electoral Register shows him living at 192 Regents Park Road, Finchley, London, N.3. yet his entry in the 1939 Register is still officially closed. His death was registered at the Hendon, Middlesex, Registry on 8th November 1954 and his funeral carried out on 13 Nov 1954. Percival's brother Sidney Charles (b.1885) also served in the war, with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the Royal Engineers.