Chatteris WW1 Soldier Percival Angood. Chatteris Remembers Biography
2nd Lieutenant Percival George Angood Royal Flying Corps Died 11 September 1917 Percival George Angood was born in about 1895 in Chatteris. In 1911 he was an assistant ironmonger and lived with his parents at High St, Chatteris. His father, George, was also an ironmonger. By the end of the war his parents lived at 48 New Rd. Percival joined the Royal Flying Corps and died on 12th September 1917. The Cambs Times of September 21st 1917 describes what happened. “….on Tuesday last week Angood commenced to fly from Kenley to Redcombe, Glos when near Chippenham, Wilts he descended it is assumed to ascertain his whereabouts. Upon gliding he was near Yatesbury where he was formerly stationed he went there and had lunch. Afterwards he had his petrol supply replenished and the engine was tested by himself. Everything was apparently in order and the mechanic gave him a start. When near the end of the field there was a loud report but the spectators were relieved to note the machine rising in the usual way when immediately to their horror it swerved and fell, the unfortunate officer being killed instantaneously. The verdict of the inquest was “accidental death”” On July 12th he had married the youngest daughter of Mr B Buck, Anson Rd, Great Yarmouth. He was a talented musician, the Wesleyan organist and a very good tennis player and member .His body was taken to Corsham mortuary for the night and then by rail to Chatteris where he was buried at Chatteris Meeks Cemetery. We have been unable to locate his grave. Project File contains: • Medal Card • 1911 Census • CWGC Certificate • Soldiers Died • Extract Cambs Times Sep 21, Sep 7 1917.
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