Edmund George Vincent PERCIVAL2
10 Nov 1907
2 Baptist Walk, Hinckley, Leicester2
Address: 2 Baptist Walk, Hinckley, Leicester
University Lecturer, Research Chemist
1918 (age 11)
King Edward VII Grammar School, Coalville; Coalville
1918 - 1925
1925 (age 18)
Birmingham University; Birmingham
1928 (age 21)
1st Classs Honours in Chemistry
27 Sep 1951 (age 43)
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh3
Cause: Hydro-cyanic acid poisoning
1 Oct 1951
Liberton Cemetery, Edinburgh4
Ethel Elizabeth KEMPSON5
3 Jan 1906
75 King Edward Road, Coventry5
2 Apr 1911 (age 5)
102 Kingsway, Coventry6
Address: 102 Kingsway, Coventry
1934 (age 27-28)
269 Birmingham Road, Walsall
Address: 269 Birmingham Road, Walsall
1937 (age 30-31)
126 Blackford Avenue, Edinburgh
Address: 126 Blackford Avenue, Edinburgh
1963 (age 56-57)
20 Oak Tree Close, Virginia Water GU25 4JF
Address: 20 Oak Tree Close, Virginia Water GU25 4JF
95 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh
Address: 95 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh
16 Apr 1997 (age 91)
Wokingham Crematorium, ashes interred at Moorhouse, near Kelso.
Sheila Morag PERCIVAL
26 Nov 1937
22 Jul 2005 (age 67)
Cause: Lung cancer
John Kempson PERCIVAL
After graduating, he went to McGill University in Montreal for a year to do research on wood pulp. On returning, he worked for Sir Norman Haworth at Birmingham University on the structure of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) - for which Haworth won the Nobel Prize in 1937. According to his wife, Elizabeth, nee Kempson, he was always bitter about the lack of recognition he got for his work in this area. It was always thus in academic circles.
He wrote a book - Structural Carbohydrate Chemistry, which was first published in 1950.
It was updated by his wife, Elizabeth, and republished in 1962.
Known as Elizabeth or Betty
EGVP EEK Marriage Certificate.
EGVP Birth certificate.
EGVP Death Certificate.
Photo of EGVP and Emily Holloway Grave.
EEK Birth Certificate.