|Kings Own Yorkshire Infantry||50699|
|Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment||39902||1st Garrison Battalion|
Photo courtesy Rose Kelland
Albert Percy Street – known as Percy – was born at Baslow in Derbyshire on 27 July 1886. He was the sixth of the ten children of Joshua Street and Agnes Hail, with five brothers and four sisters. Percy was raised in various parts of Derbyshire before the family settled at Crich in the mid-1890s when his father became publican of the Cliff Inn.
Percy married Margaret Daisy Ashforth of Blackpool on 2 June 1913, settling at Ripley in Derbyshire. They had four children, two girls and two boys, though one of the boys died as a baby. Prior to his military service during the war, Percy had been employed as a general labourer and carter in the Crich and Ripley areas. His army service records state that prior to the war he had also served with a territorial battalion of the Sherwood Foresters for three years.
Percy was attested into the army on 3 December 1915 and on 6 July 1916 was attached to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, with the rank of Private. On 8 December 1916 he was transferred to the 1st Garrison Battalion of Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) and remained in India throughout the war. Percy was demobilised on 12 October 1919 and received a disability pension on account of having suffered with malaria during his service.
After being discharged from the army in 1919, Percy returned to Derbyshire and is known to have worked at a lead works for a number of years. He passed away at the home of his daughter in Dudley in 1960, aged seventy-four years.
Note: In 1920 Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment became The Green Howards (Alexandra, The Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), – referred to, simply, as The Green Howards.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the British War Medal.
He attested 03/12/15 at Ripley, aged 29 years 4 months,, a married slag loader of Bennets Rd, Cromford Rd Ripley. Previously, for three years, he had served with the 5th Btn Notts & Derby. The next of kin was his wife Margaret Daisy Street, whom he married 02/06/13. They had one child, Nellie, born 03/03/1914 in Baslow. He was C of E and described as having a good and temperate behaviour.
03/12/15 Attested at Ripley
07/06/16 Called up at Derby
12/04/19 Selected for demob Sialkot
09/05/19 Embarked Bombay
05/06/19 to 02/07/19 Furlough at Chards Rd South Shore Blackpool
12/10/19 Demobbed aged 33 with 30% disability pension of 12/- caused by malaria
|Edwin J||Street||son||13||Boot shop assistant||Borrowash|
RG12 piece 2746 folio 45 page 31
1901: Cliff Side, Crich
RG13 piece 3231 folio 28 page 1
|Agnes||Street||Head (wdw)||59||Shopkeeper||Taynston, Gloucester|
|Edwin Joshua||Street||son||33||Mason builder||Borrowash|
|Albert Percy||Street||son||24||General labourer||Baslow|
RG14PN20984 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED13 SN173
1939 Register: "Milford", Drabbles Road, Matlock
Albert P Street b.27 July 1887; lead smelter furnace man, heavy work
Margaret D Street b.15 March 1888
Nellie May Street b.3 March 1914
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