Percy is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


Born: 1896, Aldringham, Suffolk.

Died: 9th October 1917; age 21; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employment: as a Permanent Way Labourer with the Great Eastern Railway.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 14th March 1917.


12th Battalion – Royal Fusiliers – 57236 – 3rd July 1917 – 19th July 1917

2nd Battalion – Royal Fusiliers – 57236 – 20th July 1917 – 9th October 1917.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 57236.

Regiment: Royal Fusilier‘s (City of London Regiment), 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 28 to 30 & 162 to 162A & 163A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Everest William & Ada Whiting, of Coldfair Green, Saxmundham, Suffolk.




1901   Snape Road, Aldringham, Suffolk.


Percy was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Everest William Whiting, 32, a Boiler Maker’s Labourer, born Leiston, Suffolk.

Ada Whiting (nee Double), 30, born Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Raymond Everest Whiting, 2, born Aldringham.

Cecil Bernard Whiting, 1 week, born Aldringham – died 1901, Aldringham.

1 monthly nurse.


1911   Coldfair Green, Suffolk.


Percy was 15, an Iron Moulder – Agricultural Machinery Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Everest, 42, a Bricklayer’s Labourer – Builder.

Ada, 39.

Raymond, 12.

Ivy Gladys Whiting, 8, born Aldringham.

Cyril Henry Whiting, 6, born Aldringham.

Rowland Reginald Whiting, 4, born Aldringham.

Vera Kathleen Whiting, 16 months, born Aldringham.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ada Whiting – mother.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Andrew’s Church, Aldringham, Suffolk.

Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society

One Comment

  • Hello,
    I am the great, great niece of Percy Alfred Whiting. I am currently in Belgium as I visited Tyne Cot this morning to see his memorial. I researched Percy back in 2017, a year before this page was created so didn’t know that there was a picture of him until now. Thank you so much for the photo and the extra details about Percy, I didn’t know he previously worked on the railway.


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