CQMS, 15/389 West Yorkshire Regiment, Prince of Wales Own. 15th Battalion, Leeds Pals.

Percy was born in 1894 in Scunthorpe, the second son of Joseph Wilson and Charlotte Annie Graham. They had three other children – Robert, who was older than Percy and two who were younger, Phyllis and Edward. In 1901, they were living at 17 Trentham Place in Hunslet and by 1911 they had moved to Beeston, living at Carlton Villa, Cross Flatts Grove. Percy was also listed as an apprentice draughtsman. (Source: 1901, 1911 Census)

His service record is missing, but it can be ascertained that his eventual rank was Colour Sergeant and he was appointed as Company Quarter Master Sergeant. He was sent to Egypt with the battalion and at the end of the war was awarded the 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals. (Source: Medal Index Card)

It is possible that he could have married a Miss Clarice Brook in Hunslet in 1919 and died in 1930 in Leeds.

Researcher: Peter Taylor

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