17th Battalion Manchester Regiment


Born: 1881, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 1st July 1916; age 35; KiA at Montauban. Served 1 year & 303 days.

Baptised: 24th April 1881, at St. Giles Church, Colchester, Essex. Parents: Charles Waylen & Annie Elizabeth Amos.

Residence: ‘Woodleigh’ Western Road, Flixton, Lancashire.

Occupation: Engineering Draughtsman with Co-Operative Wholesale Society – Architects Department.

Enlistment: Location: Manchester, Lancashire; Date: 2nd September 1914; age 33 years & 6 months. Height: 5ft & 7ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1915 – France.



Home – 2nd September 1914 – 7th November 1915

France: 8th November 1915 – 1st July 1916.

Promoted: 1st August 1915 – Sergeant.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 8047

Regiment: Manchester Regiment, 17th Battalion – ‘The Pals.’


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 13A & 14C.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Second son of Mr. C.W. & Mrs. A.E. Amos, of 148, Bramford Road, Ipswich; brother of Frederick Amos, of 47, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.




1881   84, Magdalen Street, Colchester, Essex.


Percy was under a month old and living with his parents & brother. The family were lodging with Percy’s widowed maternal grandmother & aunt.

Charles Waylen Amos, 23, a Railway Clerk, Witham, Essex.

Annie Elizabeth Amos (nee Green), 24, born Colchester, Essex.

Frederick William Charles Amos, 1, born Colchester.

Elizabeth Ann Green, 45, a School Mistress, born Colchester.

Emily Sarah Green, 21, a Draper’s Assistant, born London.

1 servant.


1891   50, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.


Charles, 33, a Railway Clerk.

Annie, 33.

Frederick, 11.

Emily Florence L. Amos, 8, born Colchester.

Mabel Alice Amos, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   50, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 20 years old, an Engineering Draftsman. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 43, a Railway Clerk.

Annie, 44.

Frederick, 21, a Railway Clerk.

Emily, 18, a Milliner.

Lilian Annie Amos, 14, born Colchester, Essex.

Mabel, 12.


1911   ‘Woodleigh’ Western Road, Flixton, Lancashire.


Percy was 30 years old, a Grain Handling & Milling Engineer. He was a boarder at the home of 79 year old widow, John Heywood.


Percy was a student at the Ipswich Science & Art & Technical School. Between 1895 – 1902, he passed elementary and advanced examinations with First Class and Second Class grades in Applied Mechanics, Steam, Mathematics, Drawing in Light and Shade, Freehand Drawing and Model Drawing. In 1903, as an external candidate, of the Norwich Technical Institute, Percy passed an examination in Milling – Flour Manufacture.


Probate to Mabel Amos – sister.

Soldiers’ Effects to Mabel Amos – sister, c/o Block & Cullingham Solicitors, Arcade Chambers, Ipswich.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at the Co-Operative Wholesale Society Memorial Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, and on his parent’s headstone at Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich.


MANCHESTER REGIMENT – THE PALS 17th (Reserve) Battalion:

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