Albert Percy Street (1886–1960)


Kings Own Yorkshire Infantry 50699  
Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment 39902 1st Garrison Battalion

Photo courtesy Rose Kelland

Albert parcy Street

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.

Family of Albert Percy Street

Percy standing on the right taken c1928

Percy and Margaret Street

Percy and Margaret Street

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the British War Medal.

Service Record
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

Albert Percy Street's brothers Edwin Street and Fred Street are also on the Roll of Honour.


1891: Ilkeston

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joshua Street Head 39 Police Constable Borrowash
Agnes Street wife 39   Taynston, Gloucester
Edwin J Street son 13 Boot shop assistant Borrowash
Evelyn A Street daughter 11   Borrowash
Frank Street son 9   Oakerthorpe
Harry Street son 8   Tideswell
Frederick V Street son 6   Baslow
Albert P Street son 4   Baslow
Emily Frances Street daughter 2   Ripley
May Street daughter 1   Ripley

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1901: Cliff Side, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joshua Street Head 49 Inn keeper Borrowash
Agnes Street wife 49   Taynston, Gloucester
Edwin Street son 22 Stonemason Borrowash
Evelyn Agnes Street daughter 21   Borrowash
Frank Street son 19 Stone mason Oakerthorpe
Fred Street son 16 Joiners apprentice Baslow
Percy Street son 14 Joiners apprentice Baslow
Frances Street daughter 12   Ripley
May Street daughter 11   Ripley
Charles Street son 8   Ripley
Margurite Street daughter 3   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Agnes Street Head (wdw) 59 Shopkeeper Taynston, Gloucester
Edwin Joshua Street son 33 Mason builder Borrowash
Albert Percy Street son 24 General labourer Baslow
May Street daughter 21   Ripley
Charles Street son 18 Blacksmiths apprentice Ripley
Margurite Street daughter 13 School Crich

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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
one closed record
[Note: he was born 27 July 1886 not 1887 as recorded]