Percy Walter Peerless
Born 14 Sep 1875 Camberwell, London SE. (18 The Terrace), baptised Clapham, London SW. (101 Rodenhurst Rd), died 28 Jan 1956 Streatham SW. (55 Tooting Bec Gardens), 80 years, bur. London SW. (South London Crematorium). Occupations: Umbrella manufacturer. Son of George Read Peerless and Harriet Spalding
Educ.Dulwich Coll. Joined Peak & Winch, tea merchants in the City, later apprenticed to architects, Barry & Hyams/Himes. Joined Frank Kleinwort, his brother-in-law, to make umbrella handles, walking sticks, etc, trading as Kleinwort, Peerless & Lewin of Clerkenwell, later Peerless, Lewin & Co. In Aug 1940 he and his sons Percy & Claude, trading as Peerless & Co, umbrella & sunshade manufacturers of Fouberts Place, W1, dissolved the partnership, Percy & Claude continuing. The firm prospered until sold, then closed down in 1972.
Married 6 Jun 1903 Clapham, London SW. (Holy Trinity) (42 years married) to:
Mabel Mary Smith
Born 1881, baptised 1945 Streatham, SW. (55 Tooting Bec Gardens), died 31 Oct 1945, 63 or 64 years, bur. London SW. (South London Crematorium)
Sister of Florence & Rose Smith, who married Percy's brothers George & Bart. Their parents lived at 19 Elms Road, Clapham. Will proved 1945, Probate to Percy Walter Peerless, umbrella manufacturer.
1)Percy George Peerless
Born 5 Apr 1904 Clapham, London SW. (101 Rodenhurst Rd), baptised Wallington, Surrey (80 Park Hill Road), died 2 Dec 1993 Sutton, Surrey, 89 years
Served WWII, RAF; Plt.Off.24.9.1940; Flg.Off.1.8.1941; Flt.Lt.1.1.1943; Mentioned in Despatches 14.1.1944.
2)Mary Rose (Molly) Peerless
Born 2Q 1908 Streatham, London SW. (63 Stanthorpe Rd), died 1942, 33 or 34 years
Married in 2Q 1938 at Wandsworth to Roy Edmund Sidney Judge (1911-2000) as his 1st wife; their son Alan Frederick Judge was born in 1939.
3)Claud Walter (Bob) Peerless
Born 28 Jul 1909 Wandsworth, London SW., died 13 Dec 1978 Sutton, Surrey, 69 years
4)Dorothy Mabel (Nod) Peerless PRIVACY FILTER