We remember Percy Belcher Strafford

We remember Percy Belcher Strafford

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Timeline

Timeline

1871
sibling Ardern Orrell Strafford Source:8573187 1871
1872
birth St Michael's Hamlet, Aigburth, Liverpool United Kingdom Source:8573169 Source:8573187 10th October 1872
1881
location 16 Gloddeth Court, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire United Kingdom away from home address Source:8573187 1881
1890
education Royal Military College, Sandhurst Sandhurst United Kingdom Source:8573169 1890 - 1892
1892
service British Army Second Lieutenant Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 1st Battalion Source:8573169 July 1892 - November 1895
1892
commission Regular Source:8573169 July 1892
1895
service British Army Lieutenant Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 1st Battalion Source:8573169 November 1895 - February 1900
1899
awards Queen's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award Source:8573169 1899
1900
service British Army Captain Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 1st Battalion Source:8573169 November 1900 - November 1909
1901
awards King's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award Source:8573169 1901
1901
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8573169 September 1901
1902
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8573169 July 1902
1906
marriage Edith Mabel Chapman Source:8573184 1906 - 24th August 1914
1907
children Jennie Constance Strafford Source:8573169 June 1907
1908
location United Provinces India military residence address Source:8573188 1908
1909
service British Army Major Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 2nd Battalion Source:8573188 November 1909 - 24th August 1914
1910
children Orrell Hamilton Strafford Source:8573169 July 1910
1911
location Staff Colony, Tidworth, Hampshire United Kingdom military residence address Source:8573188 1911
1914
location 25 Wilbury Road, Hove, Brighton United Kingdom their own address Source:8573166 4th August 1914
1914
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8573169 8th August 1914
events Cricket Captain - Duke of Wellington's Regiment XI Sporting Source:8573169
education Malvern College Malvern United Kingdom Source:8573169
1914
death Killed in Action Strafford was "killed instantaneously at the Battle of Mons on the 24th August, 1914, by a bullet, which pierced his temple, while he was leading and inspiring his men to the last." Mons Belgium Source:8573166 Source:8573169 24th August 1914
burial Hautrage Military Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Hainaut Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut Belgium Source:8573166

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Percy Belcher
Initials PB
Last Name Strafford
Source 8573166
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
16 Gloddeth Court, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire United Kingdom away from home address known 1881
25 Wilbury Road, Hove, Brighton United Kingdom their own address known 4th August 1914
Staff Colony, Tidworth, Hampshire United Kingdom military residence address known 1911
United Provinces India military residence address known 1908
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 1st Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 1st Battalion Lieutenant
British Army Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 1st Battalion Captain
British Army Duke of Wellington's Own (West Riding Regiment) 2nd Battalion Major
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
King's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Queen's South Africa Medal Other War Service Award
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Jennie Constance Strafford daughter June 1907
Orrell Hamilton Strafford son July 1910
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Louisa Mary Strafford nee Belcher mother
Robert James Stafford father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Ardern Orrell Strafford brother 1871
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Edith Mabel Chapman wife 1906

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Medal Index Cards Transcription M2740
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription M2740
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription M2740
British Army, Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Transcription M2740
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription M2740
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740

External Evidence

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The Bond of Sacrifice: Percy Belcher Strafford Hannah21187

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Major P B Strafford M2740

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