Jary, Percy Norman

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 19
Date of birth: 1898

Parents: Arthur and Caroline Jary
Address: 29 Paradise Street


Percy was born in Peterborough in 1898, where his parents had been married in 1893. His father was originally from Stratford, east London.
In 1901 the family were living at 38 Chapel Street, Warwick.
By the time of the 1911 census, the family – Arthur and Caroline and 3 children: Hilda (14), Percy (12) and Edna (7) – were living at 29 Paradise Street. There had been a fourth child who hadn’t survived. At that time, Arthur was a wheelwright’s painter, Hilda was an apprentice dressmaker and Percy was still at school.

Warwick Advertiser 5th January 1918

Note: in the 1901 census the family name is recorded as Jerry and in the 1911 census it is recorded as Jarry.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Gunner, 184270
Regiment/Service: B Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery
Brigade/Division: 5th Brigade
Date of death: Friday, December 28, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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