Born: 20th September 1895, Cardinal Street, Ipswich.

Died: 7th June 1917; age 21; KiA. Served 1 year & 96 days.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: June 1916; Age: 19 years & 5 months; Occupation: Mill Hand. Height: 5ft 1 1/4ins.

Service: Embarked – 19th June 1916 – France – Disembarked – 20th June 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 52196

Regiment: The Cheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion.

Formerly 25153, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Croonaert Chapel Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Elizabeth Shilling, of 59, Purplett Road, Ipswich.




1901   33, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 5 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Arthur Claude Shilling, 33, a Yachtsman, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Shilling (nee Stevenson), 33, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Arthur Claude Shilling, 6, born Ipswich.

George Cyril Shilling, 3, born Ipswich.

Harry Augustus Shilling, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   59, Purplett Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 14 years old, a Butcher. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 42, a Mariner on Steam Hopper – i.d.e. – Ipswich Docks.

Elizabeth, 40.

Arthur, 16.

George, 12, an Errand Boy.

Harry, 11.

Violet Sybil Shilling, 8, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Shilling – mother.


Mrs Elizabeth Shilling received her late son’s Memorial Scroll & King’s Message. 


Percy is also remembered on the St. Nicholas Congregational Church war memorial, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.


The Cheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion


  • Percy Clarence was my great uncle and born 20 Sep 1895 in Cardinal Street, Ipswich. His parents were Arthur & Eliza Shilling, nee Stephenson. His sister Violet Shilling was my grandmother.

    • Ditto Paula. When Mum and I visited nan she sometimes spoke of him. Never forget those who gave their lives for us


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