Percival Henry Edmondson (MC)

Name

Percival Henry Edmondson (MC)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/06/1918
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
Royal Horse Artillery (Nottinghamshire)
Attached 309th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Awards

British War and Victory medals
Military Cross

Cemetery/Memorial

QUERRIEU BRITISH CEMETERY
C.43 (Buried directly beside the Great Cross)
France

UK Memorials

Not on the Weston Memorial
Name inscribed on the Memorial Bells, Memorial Community Church, Barking Road, London E13

Pre War

Born in Stoke Newington, London in 1888, son of James and Isabel Edmonson of Woodberry Lake, Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, London and Fairclough Hall, Weston, Herts. 1911 Census: Living at 246 Green Lanes, Finsbury Park and working as an Architect (building).

Wartime Service

2 September 1916 promoted to 2nd Lt Royal Horse Artillery. 5 August 1917, joined 309 Battery HAC in France on active service. 17 December 1917, awarded the Military Cross for rescuing, during a shelling, members of the Pioneer Corps. Fatally wounded by a shell splinter during a shell attack while getting his men to cover. Died of wounds.

Additional Information

Percival's mother was a supporter of the Memorial Community Church who opened the new building in 1922 and dedicated the bells as a war memorial in 1925 (see additional information sheet). His brother Cyril was killed in action in the First World War and

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer