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Percy was born in Wolverhampton in 1894, the son of Henry and Mary Cartwright. In 1901 they were living at 7 Shrubbery Street, along with Percy’s brother, John Henry. They were at the same address in 1911, by which date Percy was a van boy for an iron and tube manufacturer.

Percy’s name appears on the Roll of Honour of the Higher Grade School, indicating that he did serve, and gave his life, during the First World War. However, I have been unable to confirm details of his military service or death, so if anybody has any further information, we would love to hear it.