Born: 30th December 1895, All Saint’s, Ipswich.
Died: 30th October 1914; age 18; KiA.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 23rd November 1910 – signed up for 12 years; Age: 14 years & 293 days; Occupation: Blacksmiths Striker. Height: 5ft & 1/2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & light brown hair.
Date of Entry Therein: 9th September 1914.
Rank: Private/Drummer; Service Number: 984
Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion ‘E’ Coy.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Rachel Percy, of 57, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.
1901 14, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.
Ernest was 5 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Alfred Percy, 31, a Telegraph Labourer, born Ipswich.
Rachel Percy (nee Addison), 29, born Ipswich.
Ethel Agnes Percy, 3, born Ipswich.
1911 Dettingen Barracks, Blackdown, Blackdown Barracks, Farnborough, Hampshire.
Ernest was 15 years old, a Soldier ranked Boy, for the 2nd Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment.