served as PERCY WARREN.
Born: 1884, Bramford, Suffolk.
Died: 16th September 1916; age 32: KiA.
Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9110
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr Samuel Percy, of 3, Banker’s Square, Norwich Road, Ipswic
1891 5, St. James Court, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich.
John was 5 years old and living with his parents & brother.
Samuel Percy, 43, a Labourer, born Badwell Ash, Suffolk.
Mary Ann Percy (Warren), 41, born Badwell Ash.
James Percy, 8, born Nettlestead, Suffolk.
1901 4, Abbott’s Court, Stoke Street, Ipswich.
John was 15 years old and living with his parents, sibling & nephew.
Samuel, 53, a Marine Store Dealer – own account.
Mary Ann, 51.
James, 18, a Labourer – Oil Mill.
Alice Haddock (nee Percy), 36, born Ike, Suffolk.
Herbert Charles B. Haddock, 2, born Ipswich.
1911 No. 4, Daniel’s Court, Union Street, Ipswich.
John was 26, years old, a Luggage Porter – own account. He was living with his brother & sister-in-law.
James, 29, a General Labourer.
Ellen Elizabeth Percy (nee Page), 29, born Forset Gate, London.
John’s mother, Mary Ann Percy died 1914, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Samuel Percy – father.
The Battle of Flers- Courcelette September 1916
Following an attack on the 13th the 9th Battalion under heavy machine gun fire in the “Quadrilateral” sector took on a German outpost gaining 400 yards of open ground, with no further forward movement dug in. on the 15th the offensive resumed after 3 days of heavy bombardment. During the battle tanks were used.
The 9th Battalion moved forward on the 16th in support of the 9th Norfolk Regiment zero hour at 06:20 advancing an hour and a half later under heavy machine gun fire making it difficult to make any headway. At 08:30 a.m. Lieut.-Colonel Mack the commanding officer moved his headquarters to the front-line trench, while observing the attack was hit by machine gun fire and killed passing the command to his Adjutant. C.Allerton. The attack then stalled and the men dug in under now heavy German artillery. 12 officers were killed or wounded 35 ranks killed and 93 wounded. Over all the division for this battle took upwards of 3500 casualties.
Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion: