PERCY OLIVER JAMES DAY

Ipswich YMCA

 

Born: 1887, Offton, Suffolk.

Died: 19th July 1916; age 29; KiA.

Residence: ‘Nirvana’ High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk.

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 17th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

III.J.14.

Le Touret Military Cemetery,

Richebourg-L’avoue,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest & Ellen Day, of High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk; husband of Gladys Day, of ‘Nirvana’ High Street, Needham Market.

 

Brother to SYDNEY ERNEST DAY.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Creeting St, Mary, Suffolk.

 

Percy was 3 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

James Alfred Ernest Day, 25, a Blacksmith, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

Ellen Eliza Day (nee London), 22, born Offton, Suffolk.

Sydney Ernest Day, 2, born Creeting St. Mary.

Miriam Ethel Day, 10 months, born Creeting St. Mary.

 

1901   Barking, Suffolk.

 

Percy was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 35, a Blacksmith.

Ellen, 32.

Sydney, 12.

Miriam, 10.

Mabel Ellen Day, 9, born Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Claude Alec Day, 4, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

Frank Cyril Day, 3, born Needham Market.

 

In 1915, Hampstead, Middlesex, Percy married Gladys Davies.

 

On the 13th December 1921, Percy’s widow, Gladys Day applied for her late husband’s medals from her home – 46, Norland Square, Holland Park, W.11.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Messrs. Cox & Co. for credit to a/c of Mrs. Gladys Day – widow.

 

 

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