Memorial: Doynton - Holy Trinity Church
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Rank and number: Corporal G/879
Parents: Thomas and Ellen (Nee Anstee) Bence
Marital status: Single
Home address: Home Address: see further information Lived: 1901 Census, the family lived in Doynton Village
Pre-war occupation: Footman
Date of birth: 1892
Place of birth: Doynton, Gloucestershire
Date of death: 29/07/1916
Buried/Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.)
When Percy enlisted, he gave his address as Grim’s Dyke, Harrow Weald, which was then a country house where he was employed as a footman.
On the 1911 Census, Percy was a footman at No. 14 Kensington Palace Gardens, London. His mother Ellen had died in 1906 aged 64 and on the 1911 Census, his father still lived in Doynton with two of his adult children.
Percy enlisted in the 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment and was killed in action on 29/07/1916.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.
Forces War Records.