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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Percy Clement March -

Unknown person Name : Percy Clement March

Son of Harry March and Louisa March (née Chilcott), of Yarborough Rd., Wroxall, Isle of Wight.

Born 1899, Lindfield, Sussex.
  Census information :

1901 : Harry and Louisa March, with Percy aged 2, are at 4, Jubilee Cottage, Lindfield, Scaynes Hill, Sussex. Harry March (born in Wootton Bridge) is a Bread Baker.

1911 : Clement Harry and Louisa March, with their children including Percy aged 12, are at Scaynes Hill, Sussex. Clement Harry March (born in Wootton Bridge) is a Foreman Bread Baker.

  Service Details :

Lance Corporal 44604 Percy Clement March, 6th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment.

Formerly Private 7148 Royal Sussex Regiment

Formerly Private 21309 3rd Bn., Hampshire Regiment

[It is not know in what order he served in these regiments. He entered Foreign Service in Egypt, 12 December 1915 (from his Medal Index Card)]
  Casualty Details :

Died : 20 May 1918, aged 19

Buried at : Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Wroxall War Memorial
Wroxall Methodist Church War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

Scaynes Hill War Memorial, Sussex.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, June 15, 1918 Page 5

Lance-Corpl. Percy Clement March, son of Mr. H. March, of 2 Park View, Yarborough-road, who was killed on May 19th, in a German air raid on a French hospital in which he was a patient for influenza. He enlisted in 1915, and has served in Egypt and France.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 9 April 2012 (added to website)


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