Rifleman Percy Vincent Jenkins

Date of Birth c. 1899
Age at Death 19
Date of Death 28 August 1918
Service Number 305848
Military Service 5th Battalion London Rifle Brigade London Regiment
Merton Address 1 Tynemouth Road, Mitcham
Local Memorial St. Barnabas' Church, Mitcham

Additional Information

Percy was born in Lambeth in the summer of 1899, the son of Walter Whicher and Grace Maria Jenkins. His father was a glass embosser and sign writer. Percy was the oldest child, and had a younger sister Dorothy, and a younger brother John. The family lived at 77 Heyford Avenue in Lambeth, sharing a house with two other families, before moving to their own three room house at 1 Tynemouth Road in Mitcham.

Percy entered active service on the 3rd of August, 1918, and served for less than a month before being killed in action in France.


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