Percy is remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1890, Stratford, Essex.

Died: 15th April 1917; age 27; Died of Wounds at 16 General Hospital.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 316197.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 1st/1st (Essex) Heavy Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Mont Huon Military Cemetery,

Le Treport,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry & Emily Kate Heckford, of Hyland House, 43, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.




1891   38, Victoria Terrace, Crownfield Road, Wanstead, Essex.


Percy was a year old and living with his parents & brother.

Henry Heckford, 28, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Coggeshall, Essex.

Emily Kate Heckford (nee Smith), 24, born Wivenhoe, Essex.

William Henry Heckford, 7 months, born Stratford.


1901   861, Romford Road, East Ham, Essex.


Percy was 11 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Henry, 38, a Grocer & Manager – at home.

Emily, 34.

William, 10.

Leonard James Heckford, 9, born Stratford, Essex.

Nellie Maud Heckford, 1, born Stratford.

Arthur Turner, 10, born Manor Park, Essex.


1911   578, High Road, Leytonstone, Essex.


Percy was 21 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Henry, 48, a Grocer & Manager.

Kate, 44.

William, 20, a Clerk – Stockbrokers.

Leonard, 19, a Clerk – Tailor’s.

Nellie, 11.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emily K. Heckford – mother.

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