Percy Perrin

Village memories: Loudwater (picture from SWOP website)

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Private 754 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action on 25th April 1915 aged 30
Remembered with Honour on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Grave reference Panel 8.

Percy was born in 1885 in Nettlebed, Oxon, to Frederick and Sarah. In 1901 he was living at Wooburn Common, Taplow, with his three younger sisters. His father was a labourer and Percy was a stable boy. The house had a boarder named Walter Hewett who was a carpenter. By 1911 the family which had now gained a son were living at Sunnyside in Loudwater with a boarder named Benjamin Barnett who was a road worker. The two eldest daughters were working in the local mill as rag sorters. Percy was already attached to the military and living in Bombay.
Percy enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in High Wycombe and was attached to the 1st Battalion. Private Perrin was killed in action in Flanders on 25th April 1915 aged 30. Percy is remembered with honour at the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

Additional information taken from the Buckinghamshire Remembers website:

Name Percy C PERRIN
Rank/Number Private 754
Regiment Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Enlisted High Wycombe
Age/Date of death 30 25 Apr 1915
How died/Theatre of war Killed in action France & Flanders
Last known address
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium
Grave or Memorial Reference panel 8
Location of memorial Loudwater
Date/Place of birth c1885 Nettlebed, Henley, Oxon
Date/Place of baptism
Pre-war occupation of Casualty stable boy, groom
Parents Frederick & Sarah Perrin
Parent's occupation odd man, labourer
Parents’ Address (last known) 1901: Salters Row, Woburn Common
Wife’s Address (last known)
Notes SDGW gives date of death as 19 Jun 1915. 1914 Clasp

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