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.

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