Other names: Percival John
Locations in this story: Dallington, Nr. St. Leonards, SussexIwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetOtago, New ZealandItalyFrance & Flanders
Story: Percival John Munn was born at Dallington, Nr. St, Leonards, Sussex, on 23 May 1885 and baptised there on 5 Jul 1885 the son of Edward Nicholas Munn and Ellen Sarah Munn (née Miller). His life was seemingly on the move frequently until he ended up at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, living at The Stables, Iwerne Minster, and working as a Coachman. He married Hester Salter at Iwerne Minster on 3rd September 1912. He enlisted on 5th December 1915 and joined the Army Veterinary Corps (Service No. SE/14074). He rose to the rank of Corporal. He later transferred to the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (Service No. 25982) and served with them both in France and Flanders as well as Italy. He was discharged on 21st February 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals. The Census of 1921 shows he lived on in Iwerne Minster until he and his wife plus one child emigrated to Otago, New Zealand on 1st September 1921. He died in Otago, New Zealand, on 12th September 1961.