Jervis, Percy William

Percy William Jervis was born on 22 May 1885 at Shifnal, Shropshire.

The 1891 England Census shows the family living at Spring Bower, Shifnal.  The head of the family William Jervis was a 39 year old widower and self-employed Baker and Grocer.  He had two children Mabel Jervis aged 11 and Percy William Jervis aged 5.  Also living in the house was William’s mother Sarah aged 71 and his sister Amelia aged 27.

No evidence can be found of Percy William Jervis living in Flintshire.   During 1922 his father William lived at Altadore, 132 Church Road, Mosely, Birmingham.

Photograph of the headstone of Second Lieutenant Percy William Jervis at St.Leger British Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.


St. Leger British Military Cemetery. St.Leger ia a village approximately 12 kilometres south of Arras and 8 kilometres north of Bapaume. The cemetery lies down a 500 metre lane to the north-west of the village.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Percy William Jervis at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.    Details of his medals were obtained from (British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Card)

Holywell Jervis P W 001

Plaque on St James’s Parish Church Wall Holywell


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