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Percy “Bonfield” Akers

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Percy “Bonfield” Akers

Birth
Nelson, New Zealand
Death
6 May 1925 (aged 39)
Wandsworth, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Burial
Wandsworth, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England Add to Map
Plot
801 B/20
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Percy Bonfield Akers, Musician, died after illness

Married Madeline Nora Abel in Wandsworth in 1921, born March 1890 Leyton, Essex, England, died 17 March 1950 Rochford, Essex, England

some burial records list name as Bonfield Akero

AKERS BONFIELD 1886 - 1925

Bonfield Akers was a professional musician living in Wandsworth when he was conscripted in early 1916. His application to the Wandsworth Tribunal was successful and he was passed Exempt from Combatant Service conditional on taking up Work of National Importance. He was referred to the Pelham Committee, which was set up to oversee Conscientious Objectors and regulate the kinds of work they could take up. He was under the Pelham Committee from May 1916 to November 1917 when serious illness left him incapable of carrying on his work. His illness was so severe the Pelham Comittee referred him back to the Wandsworth Military Service Tribunal, with a recommendation that he be given absolute exemption on health grounds. It seems likely that they granted this exemption, but Bonfield's health was ruined, and he died not long after the war, in 1925. ( http://menwhosaidno.org/men/men_files/a/akers_bonfield.html )

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Percy Bonfield Akers, Musician, died after illness

Married Madeline Nora Abel in Wandsworth in 1921, born March 1890 Leyton, Essex, England, died 17 March 1950 Rochford, Essex, England

some burial records list name as Bonfield Akero

AKERS BONFIELD 1886 - 1925

Bonfield Akers was a professional musician living in Wandsworth when he was conscripted in early 1916. His application to the Wandsworth Tribunal was successful and he was passed Exempt from Combatant Service conditional on taking up Work of National Importance. He was referred to the Pelham Committee, which was set up to oversee Conscientious Objectors and regulate the kinds of work they could take up. He was under the Pelham Committee from May 1916 to November 1917 when serious illness left him incapable of carrying on his work. His illness was so severe the Pelham Comittee referred him back to the Wandsworth Military Service Tribunal, with a recommendation that he be given absolute exemption on health grounds. It seems likely that they granted this exemption, but Bonfield's health was ruined, and he died not long after the war, in 1925. ( http://menwhosaidno.org/men/men_files/a/akers_bonfield.html )

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  • Created by: Marty Green
  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191715076/percy-akers: accessed ), memorial page for Percy “Bonfield” Akers (19 Sep 1885–6 May 1925), Find a Grave Memorial ID 191715076, citing Wandsworth Cemetery, Wandsworth, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England; Maintained by Marty Green (contributor 49641827).