Chatteris WW1 Soldier Percy Elsden 90024. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Gunner Percy George Elsden 90024 Royal Garrison Artillery Died: 07 July 1918 Percy Elsden was born about 1895 in Chatteris. In 1911 he lived with his parents Alfred and Eliza on Market Hill, High St, Chatteris and was a farm labourer. His brother Alfred also died in the war. Percy married Mildred Carley in 1915 before joining the Army in May 1916. He enlisted in London and at the time was living 15 Victoria St in Chatteris and was a butcher by trade. In June 1917 Percy was injured in the head leg and arm and was sent to hospital in Colchester until he recovered. He went back out to the front and was killed in action on 07 July 1918. Percy is buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery to the west of Bethune. Project File Contains • CWGC Certificate • 1901, 1911 Census • Attestation Record • Medal Roll • Soldiers Died • Photograph of grave • Cambs Times Jul 27 1917, Aug 16 1918 inc photo
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