PERCY WALTER CUCKOW

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 11th March 1892, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Died: 28th June 1919; age: 27; Died of Wounds – Gun Shot Wound to the right arm.

Enlistment Details: Date: 11th December 1915; age: 23 years & 9 months; Occupation: Screensman. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Next of Kin: father – Charles B. Cuckow, of 34, Bell Lane, Ipswich. Height: 4ft & 11ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th February 1916.

Wounded: 30th July 1916 – Gun Shot Wound to the right arm – Guillemont, France. Sent to England – 6th August 1916.

Discharged: 23rd May 1917; age: 25. Character – Very Good.

23rd May 1919 final discharged from 1st Easton General Hospital, Cambridge – given £1 advance and a suit of plain clothes. Would return to work at Cranfield & Bros, Dock Roller Mills, Ipswich, as a Screensman Assistant. Had previously worked at Cranfield Bros for 1 1/2 years before the war.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 26431.

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Silver War Badge.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.77.

Ipswich Old Cemetery

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles B. & Elizabeth Cuckow, of 34, Bell Lane, Ipswich; husband of Daisy Cuckow.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   34, Bell Lane, Ipswich.

 

Percy was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Burns Cuckow, 46, a Labourer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Matilda Cuckow (nee Glading), 44, born Ipswich.

Annie Maud Cuckow Glading, 18, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Charles Thomas Cuckow Glading, 15, a Machinist, born Ipswich.

Daisy Caroline Cuckow, 13, born Ipswich.

Thomas Henry Cuckow, 11, born Ipswich.

Grace Elizabeth Cuckow, 7, born Ipswich.

Edwin Harold Cuckow, 5, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth May Cuckow, 4, born Ipswich.

Sidney George Albert Cuckow, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Caravan, Bury Farm, Epping, Essex.

 

Percy was 19 years old, a Steam Roll Driver’s Assistant – Borough Council. His colleague was 22 year old, Herbert Bantick, a Steam Roll Driver – Borough Council.

 

In 1917, Ipswich, Percy married Daisy May Horsup, born 1894, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Winifred Violet May Cuckow, born March 1918, Ipswich.

sidney-george-albert-cuckow

Percy, s brother, Sidney George Albert Cuckow KiA on the 7th June 1918, age 20. A Private, service number 29580, of the 1st/4th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment. Sidney also worked at Cranfield Bros. Sidney is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

 

Percy received and signed on the 18th July 1918 for the King’s Certificate on his discharge. And for the Silver War Badge on the 17th August 1918, at his home of  8, Austin Street, Ipswich.

 

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