Percy Llewelyn attended Halesowen C of E school and was married with a son to Maggie (later Stockley who moved to Little Bloxwich). He volunteered for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment but was later transferred to the Royal Engineers. In 1917 he was in the 4th Special Company. These Sappers were trained in the use of gas and in handling shells for the 4” Stokes Mortar. Gas was used in the Battle for Arras which began on the 9th April and the Sappers would have been in the trenches during the days before the attack to set up the weapons. Sergeant Percy Llewelyn was severely wounded and died on the 8th April. He was 25 years of age and is buried in Villers Station Cemetery (VIII A 20), near Vimy and commemorated on the Halesowen and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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