W. G. Percy
Service no. 3950
Lance Corporal, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles), 18th Battalion
Killed in action on 22 May 1916, aged 34
CWGC: “Son of William Percy, of 11 Grantham Road, Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France
Information from the censuses
In 1911 William George Percy, 29, worked as an optician’s assistant. Born in Kennington, he lived with his wife, Nellie Ethel, 24 and from Leeds, in five rooms at 52 Hearnville Road, Balham. His parents, meanwhile, lived at 11 Grantham Road, Stockwell; William Percy, 52, was an optician, and while Etheldreda Percy, 49, from Portland, Dorset, does not give an occupation in the 1911 census, she was described as a teacher-assistant mistress in the 1901 census. Percy’s sister, called Etheldreda like her mother and grandmother, was 17 and at school. Lucy Howard, a 29-year-old single live-in servant from Holbeach, Lincolnshire, is also on the 1911 census.