Other names: Percy
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersMenin Gate Memorial, YpresHigh Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyLondonParsons Pool, Shaftesbury
Story: Percy Hussey was born in 1894 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of George Hussey, a bus driver, and Annie Hussey (nee White). His father died in 1910. At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Domestic Stable Boy and living with his mother and two siblings at 9 Parsons Pool, Shaftesbury. He moved to London obtaining work as a Hotel Employee and enlisted there joining the 9th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) (Service No. B/2809). His mother had by then moved to High Street, Shaftesbury. He served in France and Flanders and where he died on 25th September 1915. It is noted his sister had to write to his unit on 16th October, 1915 asking if there was any news of his whereabouts - three weeks after his death. There is no copy of the Miltary reply remaining. He was awarded the British War, Victory and 1915 Star medals. His name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium (Panel 46-48 & 50). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.