Chatteris WW1 Soldier Percy Negus 30269. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Percy Archibald Negus Private, 30269, 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Died: 26th October 1917 Percy was born in 1895, the second son of William and Suzannah who lived on London Road. In 1911 he was still living at home but his mother had died by then. Like the majority of young men in Chatteris he was a farm labourer. He joined up at the beginning of the war in one of the local regiments, the Hunts Cyclists. He transferred when in France to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in July 1916. He died during the Battle of Passchendaele, apparently as a result of a sniper’s bullet. His battalion were fighting in the area of Polderhoek Chateau on the day he died. His body was not found and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, not far from where he died. . Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Article Cambs Times November 23rd 1917 • ”Soldiers Died’ • 1901 and 1911 Census • Medal Roll. • Photograph of his name on the memorial.
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