Percy Wollatt


Submitted by Paul Stone

Percy was Paula's Great Grand Uncle

P. Woollatt, MM, East Yorkshire Regiment, was employed in the Tramway Fitting Shop at Rutland Works. He joined up on 4 Aug 1914, and saw a lot of service in France. He won promotion from Lance-Corporal to Sergeant, and was three times wounded. He won the Military Medal, and altogether was a first-rate soldier and a man. He was killed in France on 28 May 1918 in his thirty-second year.

Image from 'Samuel Osborn War Memoir 1914-1919' (page 49)

From page 53 of Samuel Osborns Memoir: Sergeant Percy Woollatt, (Rutland Works), the Military Medal for gallantry during the retreat on 21 Mar 1918, and for distinguished conduct on Mount Kemmel on 25 Apr 1918. Sergeant Wollatt was in the East Yorkshire Regiment, and unfortunately was killed before he could receive his medal. It was presented to his widow by Sir John Maxwell, at Western Park, Sheffield, on 14 Nov 1918. The Directors gave Mrs Woollatt a beaten brass pot inscribed in recognition of her husband's bravery.










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