Born: 19th May 1890, Colchester, Essex.
Enlistment Details: Date: 11th January 1909 – signed up for 12 years; Occupation: Mill Hand. Height: 5ft 8 7/10 ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair & scar on left chin.
Rank: Leading Stoker: K.1628(Po). Royal Navy.
Relatives Notified & Address: Widow: Mary Ellen Beattie (formerly Stevenson), of 19, Salisbury Street, Blyth, Northumberland.
Brother to GEORGE RICHARD STEVENSON.
1901 6, Union Court, Ipswich.
Percival was 11 years old and living with his mother & brothers.
Ruth Stevenson (nee King), 40, born Mersea, Essex.
Edmund Ewan Stevenson, 5, born Colchester, Essex.
Alexander John Stevenson, 3, born Colchester.
George Richard Stevenson, 1, born Ipswich.
Albert Guy Stevenson, 5 months, born Ipswich.
In 1901, Percival’s father was away from the family home at Royal Artillery Clarence Barracks, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Edmond Stevenson, 36, a Gunner, born Poplar, London.
1911 East Indies
Percival was 20 years old, a Stoker 1st Class in the Royal Navy. He was 1 of 244 men on board H.M.S. ‘Philomel’ a Third Class Cruiser – Commander Norman L. Stanley.