Percy WARE

Percy WARE,
Private 34080,
10th Battalion, King’s
(Shropshire Light Infantry)
Formerly 44423, Welsh Regiment

Born - Dorchester, Dorset
Enlisted - Caerphilly, Glamorgan
Residence - Nelson, Glamorgan

Died - 25th October 1918 - Western Front
Died aged 29yrs

Buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery, Nr Arras, France
Grave number Q.38

Son of George and Margaretta Ware, of 80, Shrewsbury Rd., Forest Gate, London.

Percy Ware was born George Percival Ware in about 1890. He was the eldest of five children born to George Ware, a journeyman and confectioner from Maidstone, Kent, and Margaretta Ware who was born in 1865 at Goginan, Cardiganshire, Wales.

In 1891 they lived in the district of Hackney, London with their children George Percival and his sister Lily Louisa who was born in Dorchester in 1890.

George was a confectioner and employed an Alfred Ivins as an apprentice baker at his premises at 144 Morning Lane, Hackney, London.

By 1901, the family had moved to South Wales and lived in the coal mining area of Blaengwynfi, North of Bridgend. Their address there was 41 Margaret Terrace. The family had now increased to include:

Mary M E Ware who was born in Abergwynfi in 1897,
A son whose name cannot be understood, but born in 1898, and,
Albert Edward R Ware, born in 1890.

[Original Census reports are not written clearly and the records suggest that the family name was WORE, not WARE, but poor handwriting may be the cause of this.]

I believe Percy’s mother may have been born Margaret Davies who, in 1881 was a general domestic servant in a lodging house at 2, St Michael’s Place, Aberystwyth. The lodging house was run by an Anne Jenkins.
With George Ware shown as a journeyman/confectioner, did he travel the country to sell his produce? If so, then he may have stayed at the lodging house where Margaret worked at the time and met her this way.

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