Date of birth: 22nd August 1888
Parents: Walter Tom and Harriet Tew
Address: 35 Saltisford, Warwick
Occupation: Manager's Assistant at the Gas Works
Percy was born in Warwick in 1888. His parents were Walter Tom and Harriet Tew.
At the time of the 1891 census, he had 4 older brothers: Arthur (14), Walter (13), Robert (11) and Gilbert (6) and a younger sister Winifred (11 months). The family lived at 35 Saltisford and his father was the manager of the gasworks there. They had 2 live-in servants.
At the time of the 1901 census only the 3 youngest children were living with their parents at 35 Saltisford.
Harriett died on 9th July 1907 and in 1911 Robert, Percy and Winifred lived with their father at 35 Saltisford. Robert was the assistant manager of the gas works and Percy was employed as a pupil there. Winifred acted as housekeeper and they had a domestic servant. Walter died on 28th January 1913.
This article in the Warwick Advertiser describes Percy Tew’s flying accident, as well as his funeral, which took place on Wednesday 20th June 1917
Rank & Number: Second Lieutenant, 137493
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Date of death: Saturday, June 16, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in a flying accident
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery - CWGC - 75 23
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Warwick School
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- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office