Percival is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1st October 1886, Hackney, London.

Died: 9th August 1918; age: 31; KiA at Chipilly Ridge, near Albert.

Residence: 41, Dingwall Road, Croydon, Surrey.

Occupation: History Master and 4th Form Master, at Trinity School of John Whitgift, Croydon, Surrey.


Rank: Captain.

Regiment: London Regiment, 7th (City of London) Battalion.

Formerly Private, 3163, Inns of Court, O.T.C.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Military Cross. Gazetted 17th December 1917 – For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He personally reconnoitred the sector to which his company had been guided, and discovered that an important position, which was reported to be held by us, was actually in the hands of the enemy. He then took steps to safeguard his flank. This reconnaissance was made on a dark night under the most difficult conditions. It was owing to this officer’s report, and to that of another officer sent out by him, that serious situation in a contemplated operation was avoided.


Grave Reference:

XVIII. A. 5.

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Margaret Jones, of 97, Christchurch Street, Ipswich.




1891   2, Penllyn Road, Canton, Glamorgan, Wales.


Percival was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.

William Jones, 36, an Upholsterer Salesman, born Camberwell, Surrey.

Margaret Ann Jones (nee Rees), 31, born Blakenely, Gloucestershire.

William Rees-Jones, 6, born Peckham, Surrey.

1 general domestic servant.


1901   91, Llandaff Road, Canton, Glamorgan, Wales.


Percival was 14 years old, a Clerk. He was living with his parents & brother.

William, 45, a Carpet Salesman.

Margaret, 41.

William, 16, a Pupil Teacher.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   7, Colman Road, Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk.


Percival was 24 years old, a Secondary School Teacher – Borough Council. He was living with his parents.

William, 55, a Furniture Salesman.

Margaret, 51.

1 general domestic servant.


Percival was 24 years old, when he became a Freemason at the Lodge of Perseverance, Norwich, lodge number 213. Initiation date: 15th November 1910 – Passing: 20th December 1910 – Raising: 21st February 1910 – Certificate: 4th July 1912 he resigned in November 1914.


On the 3rd April 1922, Percival’s Victory and British War medals were sent to his mother, Margaret Jones, at 66, Manor Park Road, Manor Park, E.12.


Probate to Margaret Ann Jones – mother.

Percival was a history Master at “Whitgift Middle School,” now called Trinity School of John Whitgift. Their War Memorial is positioned at the school at Shirley Park, Croydon. It was originally positioned at the old school in North End, Croydon and dedicated in 1949.

  Each year during Remembrance week in November, a small ceremony is held whereby the Head Boy or Girl lays a wreath on the Memorial to remember the Fallen. A Bugler will play the Last Post from the roof top of the school.

Additionally, on or around our Founder’s Day, March 22nd, a small service of Remembrance is held just prior to the Founder’s Day Supper and again, the last Post is sounded.
All the names of the Fallen from WW1 and WW2 are kept in our Roll of Honour Books for WW1 and WW2 and listed out on our Digital Archive.

Images and additional information courtesy of Mr Laurie C King, Archivist and Alumni Relations, Trinity School. Croydon.

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