Percival George Mitchell
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Rank and number: Lance Corporal 9120
Parents: Henry and Emily Mitchell
Marital status: Married
Home address: Home Address: Stanley Road, Warmley, Bristol. Family lived 1 Waterloo Place, Cheltenham (1901 Census)
Pre-war occupation: Soldier
Date of birth: 1888
Place of birth: Malvern
Date of death: 20/08/1916
Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, France
Percival married Emily (nee Fisher) in the congregational Church in Kingswood. Percival and Emily had one daughter Vera Emily born 27/07/1914. Emily married a Richard Partridge after the war (1920) and moved to Kingswood. Stanley Road, Warmley was Emily's home address in 1911 (she was born in 1892) and was a dressmaker by trade. Percival's parents were still living in Cheltenham in 1911.
Percival enlisted in the army in June 1906 age 18. He was transferred to the reserve in 1912, and recalled again in 1914. He served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was Killed in Action on 20/08/1916.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Kingswood Heritage Museum.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.