Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Frederick Percy Mears

Posted: November 1, 2015 in Soldiers, War Memorials, WWI
Charles Mears outside his butcher's shop in Wyrley, 1931. (GWLHS)

Charles Mears outside his butcher’s shop in Wyrley, 1931. (GWLHS)

As it turned out neither Percy or the other Mears lads on the ‘serving’ plaques had much in the way of surviving war records, so in order to make an article I decided to try and fit them all into their family context and understand their relationship – assuming there was one. Further, I also wondered if there was a connection between any of them and the butcher’s business in Great Wyrley and it turned out that not only was there a wider family connection to the Great War, but there was to butchery as well…


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