Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 15 September 1917

Percy Thomas lived at 45 Enville Street, Stourbridge, with his parents Elijah and Elizabeth and attended the Enville Street Council School. He enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and was sent to the 6th Battalion in the 14th Division. In 1916 the battalion was involved in the fighting at Delville Wood on the Somme, and in 1917 they were engaged in the Battles of Arras and Ypres. In August they arrived in Flanders and took part in the Battle of Langemarck. They remained near the front line in September and at some point Private Percy Thomas was wounded. He was taken to a Field Ambulance in Ypres, but he died of wounds on the 15th September. He was 20 years of age and is buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery (XI C 29) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and the former Enville Street School Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Stourbridge St. Thomas Memorial

Stourbridge St. Thomas Memorial

Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ

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