William Percival

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Manchester branch

Died: 7 August 1915


William Percival was born on 7 January 1873, the son of Thomas Percival, a spinner, and his wife Mary. He joined the army, and served 21 years in the East Yorkshire Regiment, including in South Africa during the Boer War. After retiring from the army he became a messenger at Manchester branch of National Provincial Bank of England and lived in bank-owned quarters above its Salford branch.


During the First World War Percival rejoined the army, serving as a Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed in Turkey on 7 August 1915. He was 42 years old, and left a widow, Ethel, whom he had married in 1913, and two children.

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Christine Aylmore (née Percival) November 6 2018 11:47AM

For a grandfather I didn't know I would like to say thank you for your sacrifice. William Thomas Percival died at the Dardanelles 1915 weeks after arriving. Gallipoli is a name that will never be forgotten.

Not only did he leave behind his wife Ethel and two children. He left behind five children from his first marriage to Florence who died in Burma  where he was stationed with the army prior to 1910. The names of the children are Florence, Arthur, William, James and George. He left a legacy that lives on through his children, and their children.

In loving memory of William from your Granddaughter Christine  daughter of George (Australia ) in this year of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW 1. Lest we Forget.


Jayne Lamb November 7 2018 08:51AM

My son Samuel and I were privileged enough to attend the 100 year Anniversary at the Cenotaph in London. A day we will both never forget.

Jayne and Sam Lamb