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.
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.
Panel 28 to 30 & 162 to 162A & 163A.
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.
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 remember on the war memorial at St. Andrew’s Church, Aldringham, Suffolk.
Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society www.gersociety.org.uk