Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 1st July 1916; age 28; KiA.

Enlistment Location; West Hartlepool, Durham.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 11853

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment,

(Prince of Wales’s Own), 10th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Fricourt New Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. George Tyler, of 32, Stirling Street, Ipswich; brother of Robert Leslie Oliver Tyler, of 50, Stephenson Street, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.





1891   Eastward Ho, Cottage, Dover Road, Ipswich.


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

George William Tyler, 39, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Anna Tyler (nee King), 39, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Leonora Frances Gennetta Tyler, 14, born Ipswich.

Blanche Belinda Selina Tyler, 9, born Ipswich.

Edward Ernest A. Tyler, 7, born Ipswich.

Robert Leslie Oliver Tyler, 5, born Ipswich.

Florence Agatha May Tyler, 2, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1901   188, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


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

George, 49, a Bricklayer.

Blanche, 19, the Housekeeper.

Edward, 17, a Seaman.

Robert, 15, a Picture Frame Maker – own account.

Florence, 11.


1911   Cambridge Workhouse, 81a, Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.


Percy was 24 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer. He was an inmate at the workhouse.


Percy’s mother, Annie Tyler died 1892, Ipswich.


Under the Classifications column of the E.A.D.T., on Thursday, 29th March 1894, Percy’s father, George Tyler submitted a few simple lines: – Missing since Tuesday morning, from 188, Cauldwell Hall Road, St. John’s, Ipswich, lad named Percy Tyler, aged 5 years. – Information gladly received at above address.


In February 1896, George Tyler, of 190, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich was before A. Wrinch, Esq., and Col. J.H. Josselyn, at Ipswich Police Court. He was charged with not sending his children regularly to school. George was fined 2s. 6d.


Soldiers’ Effects to George Tyler – father.


Percy’s brother, Edward Ernest Albert Tyler also lost his life during the First World War. Edward was ranked a Boatswain for the Mercantile Marine, aboard the S.S.’Coonagn’ (Limerick), which was sunk by a submarine in the English Channel on the 15th March 1917. He was 33 years old, married with children and resided at South Street, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Edward is commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London, and on the war memorial at Albert Park, Middlesbrough.

West Yorkshire Regiment,

(Prince of Wales’s Own), 10th Battalion

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