Percy John Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Percy John
Other people in this story:
Charles Wareham
Susannah Wareham (nee Brown)
Gwendoline Margaret Scourfield
Alfred William Wareham
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Carmarthen, Wales

Percy John Wareham was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24 Mar 1892 the son of Charles Wareham and Susannah Wareham (nee Brown).  He lived his early life in Watery lane, Iwerne Minster.  He had moved away from home by 1915 and married Gwendoline Margaret Scourfield in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, on 20 Dec 1915.   He had enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps as a Driver (Aircraftsman 3) on 11 May 1917 (Service No. 80761).  He became part of the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918 and served in various squadrons throughout the UK.  He was discharged on 30 Apr 1920 and qualified for the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 10 Chapel Street, Carmarthen, Wales, working as a Brewery Motor Lorry Driver.   His death was recorded in Carmarthen on 14 Nov 1960.   His name appears on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.

Percy's brother Alfred William (b.1889) also served in the war, with the Royal West Kent Regiment.


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Alfred William Wareham