Percy John Bouskill

Memorial: Thornbury - St Mary's Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Company Serjeant Major 14968

Parents: John R and Dorothy Bouskill

Marital status: Married

Home address: The Hatch, Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Footman

Date of birth: 1890

Place of birth: Exelby, Nr Bedale, Yorkshire

Date of death: 08/05/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension (Ref. II. H. 29.), Aubigny-en-Artois, France

Age: 26

Further information:

Bronze Tablet and Wooden Memorial Board

In 1901 Percy John Bouskill was living with his family in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire. His father was a cattle man. By 1911 Percy was a footman working for a Bristol manufacturer who lived at Fairford in Gloucestershire. He married Rose Ellen Hawkes of The Hatch, Castle Street, Thornbury, on 28th August 1915

Percy enlisted in Bristol and from about November 1915 served with the 12th Battalion (Bristol’s Own) Glosters, taking part in the Somme offensive of 1916

Percy was Mentioned In Dispatches. He died of wounds, possibly injured during the Second Battle of Arras. He lies in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, which was used as a burial ground for the 42nd Casualty Clearing Station

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Thornbury Roots website: Thornbury and District Museum Research Group, Forces War Records and CWGC