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Name: Percy Hazell

Burial Number: 1363

Gender: Male

Occupation: Nurseryman. Foreman at Macadam Works, Worthing Corporation.

Born: 00/00/1889

Died: 20/10/1928

Buried: 25/10/1928

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Story

Towards the end of the 1880’s, the Hazell family moved into no.5 Wallace Cottages, Wallace Lane (now Avenue). This was a terrace of workers cottages mainly occupied by men who worked at the nearby nurseries. The family consisted of Rachel a widow, her two daughters Minnie and Louisa, her son Arthur and his wife Harriet. Their son Percy was born in 1889 and baptised at Heene church. Rachel died soon afterwards. Arthur and Harriet continued to live in Wallace Lane until 1910 when Harriet died. Arthur and his sons moved to 78 The Drive and continued to work in the nurseries. On 1st September 1914, Percy enlisted and joined the 1st Royal Field Artillery Regiment. He was promoted to sergeant in October. The following year, he married Winifred Georgina Braden at Heene. She worked at the local laundry and lived at 22 Elm Grove with her brother Henry’s family. Percy was posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force in December 1917. Winifred gave birth to their son, Percy Bernard the following August. Percy survived the war but was hospitalised with influenza in November 1918. He survived this too and left the army in February 1919.

Percy started work for Worthing Corporation in their macadam works and was eventually promoted to foreman. On 2nd October 1928, he was working at the Corporation’s destructor works when he climbed on the roof of the building and attempted to straighten out a pipe. Unfortunately, he slipped, fell backwards and plunged through the roof. He was taken to hospital but died on 20th October from his injuries. At the inquest, a representative from the council offered their sympathies to Percy’s widow. She received no compensation. Winifred continued to live at 78 The Drive and bring up her son. She died in March 1932 aged only 41 and was buried with Percy.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Percy Hazell

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 24

Exact Location (what3words): limp.perky.update

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

"Resting" In loving memory of my dear Mum and Dad Winifred and Percy Hazell

Further Information

Birth

Name: Percy Arthur Hazell

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1889

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 9/10/1915

Spouse First Name: Winifred

Spouse Second Name: Georgina

Spouse Last Name: Braden

Town of Marriage: Heene

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/10/1928

Cause of death: Fractured skull due to falling through a roof.

Address line 1: 78

Address line 2: The Drive

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1891

5 Wallace Cottages, Wallace Lane, Worthing

Rachel Hazell aged 72, widow, own means. Minnie Woods aged 36, dependent on mother. Louisa Hazell aged 34. Arthur aged 34, gardener. Harriet aged 26, wife. Percy aged 2.

1901

5 Wallace Cottages, Elm Grove, Worthing.

Arthur aged 42, gardener. Harriet aged 39. Percy aged 12. Walter aged 10. Ernest aged 8. John Cullen aged 63, boarder, own means.

1911

78 The Drive, Worthing.

Arthur aged 52, widower, nurseryman, fruit grower. Percy aged 22, nurseryman, fruit grower. Walter aged 19, municipal labourer.

1921

78 The Drive, Worthing, sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Percy Hazell
Head
Male 1889 32 Worthing, Sussex General Labourer Worthing Corporation
Winifred Hazell
Wife
Female 1891 29 Portslade, Sussex Home Duties
Percy B Hazell
Son
Male 1918 2 Worthing, Sussex
Arthur Hazell
Father
Male 1854 66 Shooters Hill, Kent Nurseryman James B Greenyer Fruit Grower
Walter Hazell
Brother
Male 1891 30 Worthing, Sussex General Labourer Edgar Henson Contractor (Out Of Work)

Miscellaneous Information

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