Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 11th March 1892, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Died: 28th June 1919; age: 27; Died of Wounds – Gun Shot Wound to the right arm.

Residence: 8, Austin Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Cranfield & Bros, Dock Roller Mills, Ipswich, as a Screensman Assistant

Enlistment Details: Date: 11th December 1915; age: 23 years & 9 months; Occupation: Screensman. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Next of Kin: father – Charles B. Cuckow, of 34, Bell Lane, Ipswich. Height: 4ft & 11ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th February 1916.


Wounded: 30th July 1916 – Gun Shot Wound to the right arm – Guillemont, France. Sent to England – 6th August 1916.


Discharged: 23rd May 1917; age: 25. Character – Very Good.

23rd May 1919, discharged from 1st Easton General Hospital, Cambridge – given £1 advance and a suit of plain clothes. Would return to work at Cranfield & Bros., Dock Roller Mills, Ipswich, as a Screensman Assistant, where he had previously worked for 1 1/2 years before the war.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 26431.

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Silver War Badge.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles B. & Elizabeth Cuckow, of 34, Bell Lane, Ipswich; husband of Daisy Cuckow.






1901   34, Bell Lane, Ipswich.


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

Charles Burns Cuckow, 46, a Labourer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Matilda Cuckow (nee Glading), 44, born Ipswich.

Annie Maud Cuckow Glading, 18, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Charles Thomas Cuckow Glading, 15, a Machinist, born Ipswich.

Daisy Caroline Cuckow, 13, born Ipswich.

Thomas Henry Cuckow, 11, born Ipswich.

Grace Elizabeth Cuckow, 7, born Ipswich.

Edwin Harold Cuckow, 5, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth May Cuckow, 4, born Ipswich.

Sidney George Albert Cuckow, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   Caravan, Bury Farm, Epping, Essex.


Percy was 19 years old, a Steam Roll Driver’s Assistant – Borough Council. His colleague was 22 year old, Herbert Bantick, a Steam Roll Driver – Borough Council.


In 1917, Ipswich, Percy married Daisy May Horsup, born 24th May 1894, Ipswich – daughter of Arthur Walter Horsup, a general dealer – own account and Jane Ann Horsup (nee Lambeth), of 8, Austin Street, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Winifred Violet May Cuckow, born March 1918, Ipswich.


Percy’s brother, Sidney George Albert Cuckow KiA on the 7th June 1918, age 20. A Private, service number 29580, of the 1st/4th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment. Sidney also worked at Cranfield Bros. Sidney is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Percy’s widow, Daisy May Horsup (nee Cuckow) also lost her brother, Walter Arthur Charles Horsup, as a result of the First World War. Walter, a Private, service number 9334, for the Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion died 28th June 1919, from pneumonia at the Workhouse Hospital, Middlesborough, he was 39.


Percy received and signed on the 18th July 1918 for the King’s Certificate on his discharge. And for the Silver War Badge on the 17th August 1918, at his home of  8, Austin Street, Ipswich.


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