Son of George, who had been born in Offley in 1849, and Sarah who had been born in Preston in 1856. His parents' home in 1891 was Little Offley Cottage, Offley and at that time he had a sister Emily born in 1880, also a brother Reginald born in 1889 who also went to France. Percy was the husband of Florence Jane Davis, of 5, Chalkdell Terrace, Union Path, Hitchin, Herts. and they had four young children. In 1911 he married Florence Jane TEBBET, with the banns being read in Offley on 20th February. The census of that year records them living at 5 Chalk Dell Terrace, Union Path, Hitchin, Percy age 24 was a domestic gardener with wife Florence Jane (24). Before enlisting he was employed by Hubert Moss at the Croft in Bancroft, Hitchin. He had been born in Offley and was residing in Hitchin when he was called up into the army at Offley on the 14th October 1916.