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Percy Eastland (1898-1970)                                                       

Father of Patricia Dorothy Eastland - Generation 2.












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Father: Albert William Eastland:

Birth: 30 June 1872, Blackborough Mill Cottages, Reigate, Surrey.

Marriage: 16 January 1893, Parish Church, All Saints, Witley, Surrey (Albert was 20 years old).

Occupation: Armourer Petty Officer 2nd Class, Royal Navy and gunsmith.

Death: 1950, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Albert was 78 years old).

At the outbreak of World War I (1914-1918), Albert was mobilised after 22 years earlier service in the Royal Navy. From August 1914 until November 1918, he rendered valuable services on H.M.S. 'Benbow' and H.M.S. 'Eaglet' in the North Sea, and took an active part in the Battle of Jutland. After the Armistice on 11 November 1918 (at the age of 45 years), he was engaged on home service until his demobilisation on 7 October 1919. Due to his significant Naval experience, after the Battle of Jutland (31 May to 1 June 1916) he was posted to H.M.S. 'Eaglet’ as a shore based instructor for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R.). He held the 1914-15 Star, the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. After retiring from the navy, Percy's father worked as a gun smith.


Mother: Kate Ann Mullard:

Birth: 18 June 1872, 59, Sweetwater Lane, Grocer's Shop, Witley, Godalming, Surrey.

Death: 26 June 1951, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Kate was 79 years old).


Probate: EASTLAND, Kate, of 82, Ernest Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, widow, died 26 June 1951. Probate, Winchester, 2 August 1951, to Albert Eastland cycle repairer and Derek James Taplis milk roundsman. Effects £1,326 11s 0d (£35,472 today).


Birth: 26 February 1898, 32, George Street, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Percy was the third of four children born to his parents. He and his siblings were raised in the naval garrison city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, 64 miles (103 kilometers) south west of London on the English Channel coast. His family was close-knit despite his father's frequent absences from home whilst serving in the Royal Navy.


Marriage: 5 August 1934, St. Stephen's Parish Church, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Percy was 36 years old).


Spouse: Annie Victoria Mitchell:

Birth: 4 April 1910, 32, Alver Road, Kingston, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 3 May 1993, Royal South Hampshire Hospital, Southampton, Hampshire (Annie was 83 years old).


Children: Patricia Dorothy Eastland:

Birth: 17 May 1935, 28, Victoria Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 9 April 2006, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, Gloucestershire (Pat was 70 years old).


Graham Percy Eastland:

Birth: 27 August 1943, 28, Victoria Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 1999, New Forest, Hampshire (Graham was 56 years old).


Marcellin Anita Eastland:

Birth: 26 June 1947, St. Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 24 March 2017, Chichester, Sussex (Marcellin was 69 years old). 


3 x living.


Occupations: Dockyard worker (1912-1915), Private in Hampshire Regiment (1915-1919) and engine fitter (1919-1962).

During World War I (1914-1918), Percy served with the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Service number: 15128). He enlisted on 16 July 1915, and completed his basic training before mobilisation to France in February 1916. Following the loss of his left leg on 28 March 1918, he was discharged as 'no longer physically fit for war service' on 1 February 1919. He held the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the Silver War Badge.


Despite losing his left leg during the war, Percy had a long, successful career as an engine fitter on H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth. The income from this occupation, along with his war pension and monies earned from property investments, gave Percy and his family a comfortable lifestyle.


Death: 21 October 1970, Lime Kiln Lane Estate, Caravan Park, Holbury, New Forest, Hampshire (Percy was 72 years old).


Cause of death: Infarction of the bowel due to acute dissecting aortic aneurysm due to atheroma (bowel failure and internal haemorrhaging).

A post mortem without an inquest determined Percy's demise was from natural causes. Since he retired on medical grounds in 1962, it seems he may have suffered from failing health over a period of 8 years.


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