Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 15th May 1915; age 17; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1888; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Henry & Elizabeth Cain, of 82, New Cut West, Ipswich.



1901   ‘Horse & Groom’ Tavern, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Percy was 3 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Elizabeth Barr (nee Alexander), 32, an Inn Keeper, born Nowgong, India.

Rowland Barr, 7, born Ipswich.

Ella Barr, 6, born Ipswich.

1 barman

1 general domestic servant.

1911   82, New Cut West, Ipswich.

Percy was 13 years old, an Errand Boy – Dairy. He was living with his mother, siblings, step father & step brothers.

George Cain, 42, a Checker of Ship’s Cargoes, born Walton.

Elizabeth, 42.

George Edward Cain, 17, a Railway Storekeeper Assistant – G.E.Railway, born Ipswich.

James Henry Cain, 13, an Errand Boy – Sailmaker, born Ipswich.

Alexander Barr, 18, a Clerk – Milling Engineer, born Ipswich.

Roland Barr, 17, a Bottling Brewery.

Ella Barr, 16, a Mother’s Help – at home.

Percy’s father was George Barr, born 1856, Shoreditch, Middlesex – died 1900, Suffolk.


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