Wilkins, Percy Charles

Wilkins, Percy Charles 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Royal Sussex Regiment

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
G/15564

Date of Enlisting:
April 1915

Date of death:
21.10.1916

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

Percy enlisted at Hertford in April 1915.  He initially served with the Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 4921 but later transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment, Regimental number G/15564.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 21st October 1916.

Percy was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried at Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
16.4.1898

Birth Place:
Holloway, Middlesex

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Percy was the fourth son of Charles Simon and Mary Jane (nee Winter) Wilkins of Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was born in Holloway, Middlesex but came to Ashwell soon after being born.  He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Percy’s brother Prime Frederick died aged 17 in 1908 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. His brothers Albert Pretoria, Harry and Arthur William all served in the War and survived.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Percy Charles Wilkins
Birth Place:Holloway, Middlesex
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:21.10.1916
Enlistment Place:Hertford, Hertfordshire
Rank:Private
Regiment:Royal Sussex Regiment (formerly Hertfordshire Regiment)
Battalion:11th Battalion
Regimental Number:        G/15564(formerly 4921)
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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