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Pridmore, Percy Malin

Pridmore, Percy Malin, M.C., Capt. 6th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt., only son of Alexander Percy Pridmore, of Burnt Post, near Coventry, by his wife, Florence Louise, dau. of Joseph Cash; born Coventry, 7 Jan. 1886; educ. Uppingham and King's College London; was a partner at Messrs. Pridmore Co.; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 6th Battn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt. In Sept. 1914; was promoted Lieut. in 1915, and Capt. 17 Oct. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 23 March 1915, and was killed in action near Ypres 2(sic) Sept. 1917. Buried at Vlamertinghe, near Ypres. Capt. Pridmore was awarded the M.C. [London Gazette, 3 June, 1916], for general good work during his command of a trench mortar battery. The Commanding Officer wrote: "He was one of my best company commanders and one on whom I could absolutely trust to do what he was asked to do." He married at Allesley, near Coventry, 18 Oct. 1916, Constance Margaret (Burnt Post, near Coventry), daughter of F. Kerby. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Biographical

Surname(s)Pridmore
First name(s)Percy Malin
Date of birth7 January 1886
Place of birthCoventry
Family detailsSon of Alexander Percy and Florence Louise Pridmore, of Coventry; husband of Constance Margaret Mitchell (formerly Pridmore), of Coventry, Warwickshire.
Previous educationUppingham
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
Military unitRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 6th Battalion
Date enlistedSeptember 1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders from 21 March 1915
Decorations / medalsM.C.
Date of death21 September 1917
Age at death31
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathNear Ypres
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeVlamertinghe New Cemetery, Belgium
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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