Born: 30th December 1895, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Died: 30th October 1914; age 18; KiA.

Residence: 57, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Blacksmith’s Striker.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 23rd November 1910 – signed up for 12 years; Age: 14 years & 293 days. Height: 5ft & 1/2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & light brown hair.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th September 1914.


Rank: Private/Drummer; Service Number: 9849.

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion ‘E’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 8.

Plosteert Memorial,




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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rachel Percy – mother.

Ernest is also remembered on Burlington Baptist Church, Memorial. London Road.


York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion ‘E’ Coy


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