Percy is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 10th October 1881, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 24th April 1917; age 35; KiA.

Occupation: Cycle & Motor Mechanic.


Rank: Petty Officer Motor Mechanic; Service Number: F.2913.

Regiment: Royal Naval Air Service, Armoured Car Division Russia.


Grave Reference:

French-Algerian Plot II.9.

Slobozia Military Cemetery,



Relaives Notified & Address: Husband of Lettie Smith, of 4, Fershead Road, Harrow Road, Paddington, London.




1891   19, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 9 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

James Smith, 49, a Railway Engine Driver, born Ipswich.

Emma Smith (nee Stockings), 49, born Ipswich.

Albert Arthur Smith, 22, a Railway Boiler Maker, born Ipswich.

Herbert James Smith, 20, a Oil & Coke Merchant’s Clerk, born Ipswich.


1901   19, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 19 years old, an Apprentice – Cycle Manufacturer. He was living with his parents & sister.

James, 59, an Engine Driver – Railway.

Emma, 59.

Grace Kate Smith, 26, born Ipswich.


1911   38, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 29 years old, a Cycle & Motor Engineer – own account. He was married and Head of the Household.

Evelyn, 30.

Olive, 7.


In 1902, Stow, Suffolk, Percy married Evelyn Rhoda Guiver, born 1880, Ipswich – died 1921, Ipswich. They had 2 daughters.

Olive Rhoda Lyme Smith, 1904, Ipswich.

Christina A. F. Smith, born 1915, Holborn, London – died 1915, London.

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