Percy Haskins

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 202783

Parents: Samuel and Alice Rosina Haskins

Home address: 8 Park Terrace, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Printer

Date of birth: 1893

Place of birth: Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 27/04/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site but commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France and Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial and Kingswood High Street Boys School

Age: 23

Further information:

Percy was born in Mangotsfield, the son of a bootmaker and the eldest of seven children with three brothers and three sisters. His mother died when he was aged 16 and when his youngest sibling was just a year old. In 1911 he and his two younger brothers were working in a printing factory.

Percy's Regiment saw their first action in 1915 at Loos. Then in 1916 fought at the Battles of Albert and Pozières. Percy was killed in action in the Second Battle of Arras (9 April - 16 May 1917) during which the allies suffered 158,000 casualties. Percy's body was never found and the Arras Memorial, on which he is remembered, commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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