Other names: Percy Herbert
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireMotcombe, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Percy Herbert Clark was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 8 Sep 1899 the son of George Henry Clark and Ellen Clark (nee Parsons). The family moved to Motcombe, Dorset, and Percy spent much of his early life at 35 The Street, Motcombe. Percy had enlisted with the Shropshire Light Infantry (Service No. 28614) and later the Cheshire Regiment (Service No. 70187) as a Private. His final unit was the 5th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment (a Training Battalion) (Service No. TR/8/21116). It was not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1921 Census he was living with his widowed father at 59 Elm Hill, Motcombe, working as an Engine Stoker at the CSG Prideaux Ltd milk factory. His marriage to Winifred Lush in 1929 was registered in Shaftesbury, Dorset. By the time of the 1939 Register he was recorded at 50 The Street, Motcombe, Dorset, working as a Butcher in a Bacon Factory. He died in Motcombe on 16 Mar 1974.