Lieutenant Percy John Emerson Pierce

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Percy John Emerson Pierce was born in Dorking on the 16th February 1899, the son of Percy Love and Fanny. He was baptised in Ham, Surrey on the 7th May 1899.

In 1901, the family were living at 23 High Street, Dorking, Percy had one sister. His father Percy was working as a manager in a drapers and Fanny, his mother, worked as a drapery buyer. The house also provided lodging to dressmakers.

In 1910, Percy was admitted to Dorking High School for Boys.

In 1911, Percy was lodging in St. Pancres, Chichester.

Percy joined the Royal Air Force, 19th Squadron (Sierra Leone Carrier Corps) as a Lieutenant. He was killed whilst flying a Dolphin D3762 on 13th August 1918 in France. He was buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery. V. C. 19.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of Percy Love and Fanny Pierce of 23 High Street, Dorking
Regiment 19th Squadron (Sierra Leone Carrier Corps) Royal Air Force
Date of Death 13th August 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Age 19
Cemetery Vignacourt British Cemetery

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