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George Percy Wainwright

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George Percy Wainwright (c1872-1935) of George Turton, Platts and Co

c1872 Born the son of William Wainwright and his wife jessie

1881 Living at 43 Howard Street, Normanton, Derby: William Wainwright (age 47 born Leeds), Assistant Carriage Superintendent - Midland Railway Co. With his wife Jessie L. Wainwright (age 42 born Scotland) and their children; John W. Wainwright (age 19 born Worcester), Pupil Carriage Department of Midland Railway; Harry S. Wainwright (age 16 born Worcester), Clark Saw Mill, Derby; Jane Maud Wainwright (age 14 born Worcester); Edward G. Wainwright (age 12 born Worcester); George P. Wainwright (age 9 born Worcester); Albert Wainwright (age 8 born Worcester); Jessie L. Wainwright (age 6 born Worcester); and Edith Wainwright (age 4 born Worcester).[1]


1935 Obituary [2]

WE regret to hear of the death on August 25th of Mr. G. P. Wainwright, who used frequently to be met in locomotive circles, where he was very popular and where his cheerful spirit, despite a handicap from lameness, was much admired.

Mr. Wainwright was the son of Mr. W. Wainwright, the carriage superintendent of t he South-Eastern Railway, and was the brother of Mr. Harry S. Wainwright, the S.E. and C. locomotive and carriage superintendent. He, too, was on the South Eastern and then on the Midland, becoming some thirty odd years ago the London representative of Messrs. George Turton, Platts and Co., from which position he had, owing to ill-health, to retire seven years ago.



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