Barley Village Memorial Not on the Royston memorials
Son of Joseph and Alice Drayton, recorded later as at Boiley, Royston, Herts; Husband of Mabel Drayton, of 2G, Morgan Mansions, Holloway, London. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery in December 1902
When the First World War broke out he was serving in the Army Reserve. In October 1914 Percy was posted to France where he served until being wounded in the leg early in 1915. After spending some time in a Base Hospital he was eventually returned to his unit and at Christmas 1915 he became time expired. Percy immediately applied to rejoin the Army and after being accepted was transferred to the Grenadier Guards on the 4th February 1916. He was soon back in the fight and in October of that year was again wounded, this time in the muscles of his arm. He was evacuated back to England to recover from his injuries and returned to France on the 3rd April 1917.