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Daybrook, Nottingham.
Percy Fell was born in 1891 at at Daybrook the son of the late Marshall a watch maker and Mary Ann Fell née Calladine of Sherbrook Road, Daybrook. His father Marshall was born in 1842 at Arnold, he died in 1908 aged 66 yrs, his mother Mary Ann Calladine was born in 1849, she died in 1902 aged 53 yrs, they were married in 1872 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Marshall b1874, Mary Ann b1876, Elizabeth b1877, George Henry b1879, Christopher b1880, Hannah b1883, Priscilla b1884, Emma b1886, Jessie b1888, Samuel b1889, Percy b1891 and Arthur b1891. all were born in Arnold. Four of his siblings survived to adulthood, Marshall who lived at 1 Montegue Street, Mansfield, Samuel who lived at 89 Calverton Road, Arnold, his sister Hannah was married to become Hannah Stafford and his sister Jessie married to become Jessie Gidlow, both lived at Radford. His next of kin at the time of his death was his married sister Hannah Stafford of 46 Bolsover Street, Mansfield, Nottingham.
Coal Miner Fitter.
14 Jul 1916
751466 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
He enlisted into the Leicestershire Regiment at Mansfield on 29th August 1914 at Mansfield giving his age as 23 yrs and 230 days and his occupation as that of a coal miner. The next of kin on his attestation form was his married sister Mrs Hannah Stafford of 46 Bolsover Street, Mansfield and his two brothers Marshall Fell 43 Montique Street Mansfield and Samuel Fell of 89 Calverton Road Arnold. After his initial training he was posted to the 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. He landed in France on 29th July 1915, on Friday the 14th July 1916, a dawn attack along the Bazentin Ridge was to take place in an effort to oust the Germans from this desirable high ground. The 7th Leicesters along with the remainder of 110 Brigade moved forward at night to within 300 to 500 yards of the German Front Line trenches. The brigade advanced with a minor hold-up which was due to heavy German machine gun fire on the left centre of the line. By 4 am 110 Brigade had taken possession of the majority of Bazentin – Le – Petit Wood, the final corner (north west) of the wood was contested for the whole of the day and it was not until 7pm the whole of the wood was in the hands of 110 Brigade. Percy was killed during the fighting for the Bazentin Wood in July 1916. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial on the Somme
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