Private Percy William Lipscomb

Private Percy William Lipscomb

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Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

Percy William Lipscomb was born in the 3rd quarter of 1896 at Brighton, Sussex.

Percy Lipscomb 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk
Percy Lipscomb 1901 Census © Ancestry.co.uk

He was son of William Henry and Lucy Lipscomb of 6 Clifton Hill, Brighton, Sussex.

Percy was part of the 1st Battalion Prince Albert´s (Somerset Light Infantry). His regimental number was 235005 and he was a private. Percy enlisted at Salisbury, Wiltshire; and at the time of enlistment lived at Holmwood, Surrey.

His previous regiment was the 1/4th Hampshire Regiment (regimental number 3050). Percy entered the Asiatic Theatre of War on the 13th of March 1915.

Percy Lipscomb Memorial Location © CWGC
Percy Lipscomb Memorial Location © CWGC

Percy was later killed in action on the 3rd of May 1917 in France. He is commemorated at the Arras Memorial in France on Bay 4.

Percy Lipscomb Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk
Percy Lipscomb Soldiers Effects © Ancestry.co.uk

Percy´s father William Henry received soldier´s effects of £9, 5s and 8d.

Percy W Lipscomb Medal Roll Index © Ancestry.co.uk
Percy W Lipscomb Medal Roll Index © Ancestry.co.uk
Percy Lipscomb Victory Medal and British War Medal © Ancestry.co.uk
Percy Lipscomb Victory Medal and British War Medal © Ancestry.co.uk

Percy was awarded with the British and Victory medals and the 1915 Star.

Born                                Brighton, Sussex

Son of                              William Henry and Lucy Lipscomb of 6 Clifton Hill, Brighton, Sussex

Regiment                          1st Battalion. Prince Albert’s Somerset Light Infantry
Number                             235005

Enlisted                            Salisbury, Wiltshire

Date of Death                    3rd May 1917
Place of Death                   France
Cause of Death                  Killed in Action

Age                                     21

Memorial                           Arras Memorial, Arras, France