Private Percy Thomas Alderman

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Percy Thomas Alderman was born in Dorking on 8th June 1897 to Thomas and Esther Alderman. He was baptised in St. Martin’s Church on 18th July 1897.

In 1901 the family were living in Yew Tree Cottage, Reigate Road, Dorking. Percy had two brothers; John and Frederick. Thomas was working as a carman.

TP Alderman Census Entry
Percy Alderman 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk

In 1911, the family were still in Yew Tree Cottage and Thomas was still working as a carman. Percy worked as a gardener in Cobham.

Percy enlisted in Dorking to the Royal West Surrey Regiment as a private with the number 3088 on 2nd September 1914.

He transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) as a private with the number 49436.

Percy Alderman Death Certificate
Percy Alderman Medal Roll Index Card © ancestry.co.uk

Percy died of wounds on 3rd November 1918 in Mesopotamia aged 21. His parents address was given as 8 Moore’s Road, Dorking. He was buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel in plot EE4.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of Thomas and Esther Alderman of Yew Tree Cottage, Reigate Road
Regiment Machine Guns Corps (Infantry)
Number 49436
Previous Regiment Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number 3088
Date of Death 3rd November 1918
Place of Death Mesopotamia
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age 21
Cemetery Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel