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    Default AUKER, Percy Claxton b1900 - WW1

    This man enlisted as CLAXTON-AUKER and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Percy Claxton AUKER, enlisted September 1918, declared age 18y, born Snettisham, Norfolk
    Served with the Rifle Brigade as Private 85012. Transferred to the Reserve February 1919. Discharged 1920.

    Home address: Snettisham, Norfolk.
    Father: George.

    Anc****y, CLA, pages 199150 to 199157

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    Couldn't find a candidate in the 1911 until I dropped the Auker... Searching on Percy Claxton, father George, delivered the following:
    George (44) and Elizabeth (43) Claxton resident Kings Lynn, Norfolk with Mildred (13) and Percy (10). Both kids born Snettisham. George was an ostler.

    The address is the same as the street on the service record.

    Anc offers a birth reg for a Percy Claxton-Anker in 1900 in Norfolk and theservice records for Percy Claxton-Auker. He's also in the 1901 as simple Percy Claxton with an older sister, Gladys aged 7 who is presumably the dead child mentioned on their 1911 form.

    Can't find a medal card for him.

    The only Percy Auker of the right age in the 1911 was born Derbyshire.

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