Percy Crosland was an artist and photographer of Holmfirth who immigrated to Canada in 1920.
He was born in Holmfirth in 1885, the son of weaver Richard Crosland and his wife Harriet (née Battye).
By the time of the 1911 Census, the Crosland family was residing at 4 Upperthong Lane, Holmfirth, where 25-year-old Percy was working as an artist.
He married Annie Lockwood of Thurstonland, daughter of cloth weaver James Lockwood, on 12 August 1912 at St. Thomas' Church, Thurstonland and gave his occupation as "photographer".
Together with his wife and their two children — Frank Lockwood Crosland and Margaret Crosland — he immigrated to Canada in November 1920, where they initially stayed in Toronto with Annie's sister. By the time of the 1921 Canadian Census, the family had found their own house in the Parkdale neighbourhood of the city, where Percy was continuing to work as a photographer.