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Daybrook, Nottingham.
We know that Percy was born at Daybrook in 1891 the son of Marshall and Mary Fell of Sherbrook Road, Daybrook. He was the youngest of 10 children and was a coal miner however only 2 sisters and 2 brothers lived to adulthood.
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 giving his age as 23 yrs .The next of kin on his attestation form is his 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, there are no mention of his parents. After his initial training he was posted to the 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. 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.
His name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial on the Somme
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