PERCY ALFRED WHITING

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.

Service:

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,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

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

 

CENSUS

 

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 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

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