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Name : Percy Vere Powys Stone.

Son of Percy Goddard Stone and Francesca Maria Belden (Fanny) Stone (née Powys) of London and the Isle of Wight.

Born 29 Sep 1883, Marylebone, London.

  Census Information :

1891 : Percy and Fanny Stone, with their children including Percy aged 7, are at 55, Carlton Hill, West Marylebone, London. Percy Stone is an Architect.

1901 : Percy Vere Powys Stone, aged 17, is a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

1911 : Percy Stone, aged 27, single, is a Captain, 1st Norfolk Regiment, at Malpaguet Barracks, Aldershot.

  Service details :

Brigadier-General Percy Vere Powys Stone, C.M.G., D.S.O., Norfolk Regiment.

From The Times:

17 Jan 1902: Apptd 2 Lt in The Norfolk Regt after graduating from Sandhurst.

8 Feb 1905: promoted 1 Lt from 2 Lt, later backdated to Nov 1904

28 Sep 1905: Selected for duty with the Northern Nigeria Regt., repeated on Nov 10 1905.

14 May 1909: Promoted to Capt.

4 Feb 1911: Restored to the Suffolk Regt.

12 Mar 1913: Seconded as Capt to be Adjutant T.F.

1 Jan 1915: Appointed as gen staff officer, 3rd grade, captain as Instructor

31 Jan 1916: Apptd temp Major.

17 Oct 1919: Now Lt-Col, relinquishing temp rank of Brig-General. And CMG, DSO. Attached to HDQR Unit.

26 Sep 1921 Maj and Bt Lt-Col (Hon Brig-Gen), CMG, DSO, to be Lt-Col (March 17 1920) with seniority Aug 9 1919.

2 May 1922: Appointed full colonel.

1 Oct 1938: Taken off reserve list as beyond the age of recall, still a Col and Hon Brig-Gen.

22 Oct 1959: Short Obituary:

Brig-Gen P V P Stone

Brigadier-General Percy Vere Powys Stone, CMG, DSO., late the Royal Norfolk Regiment, died on Tuesday at the age of 76. He was educated at Blundell's School and Sandhurst and saw service in the South African War and in the First World War, in which he was wounded three times and seven times mentioned in despatches.
  Death Details :

Died : 20 Oct 1959 aged 76.

Buried : Shanklin Cemetery.

See Shanklin Cemetery entry for Myles Londall Formby.
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Arreton Parish Roll of Honour
Newport Old Contemptibles Roll of Honour

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, April 14, 1916 Page 5

Major P.V.P. Stone, Norfolk Regiment, who has been wounded for the second time, was formerly Adjutant of the Princess Beatrice's I.W. Rifles (8th Hants Regiment). He is the son of Mr. Percy Stone, F.S.A., of Merstone.


Friday, January 19, 1917 Page 5

Capt. and Bt.-Major (temporary Lieut-Col.) P.V.P. Stone, Norfolk Regiment, son of Mr. Percy Stone, F.S.A., who was wounded on the Western front, and was formerly adjutant to the "Princess Beatrice's" I.W. Rifles has the distinction of being mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's despatches.

National Probate Calendar 1959
  Additional Information :

London Gazette 1902 - promoted Lieutenant.

London Gazette 1913 - appointed Adjutant, IW Rifles.

London Gazette 1917 - promoted Capt. and Bt.-Major (temporary Lieut-Col.)

London Gazette 1923 Cheerio Corkscrew Company dissolved

Blundell's School
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

Website of Tim Powys-Lybbe :
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