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Private Percy STANBRIDGE, G/19686, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, (shot through the heart), Houssey, France, 16th October 1918, age 24.

Born Luton, Bedfordshire, son of Albert and Emily Stanbridge, of 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire.


1911 Census - 27 Queen Street, Luton, Bedfordshire - Albert Stanbridge, head, age 45, married, straw hat machinist, worker, at home, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Emma Stanbridge, wife, age 44, married 25 years, 13 children, 9 still alive, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Emily Stanbridge, daughter, age 23, single, cocoa washer packer, worker, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Sidney Stanbridge, son, age 21, single, straw hat machinist, worker, at home, born Luton, Bedfordshire; George Stanbridge, son, age 20, single, brass case maker, worker, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Percy Stanbridge, son, age 17, single, straw hat assistant, worker, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Rose Stanbridge, daughter, age 14, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Alfred Stanbridge, son, age 12, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Frederick Stanbridge, son, age 5, born Luton, Bedfordshire; William Stanbridge, age 2, born Luton, Bedfordshire; Charles Stanbridge, age 1, born Luton, Bedfordshire.


Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire, age 22 years 7 months, 5ft 5½ inches, weight 134lbs, defective vision, defective teeth, home service. Resided 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire. Formerly coach fitting.

Home 26th January 1916 to 27th June 1917; BEF 28th June 1917 to 16th October 1918.

26th January 1916, enlisted; 27th January 1916, to Army Reserve; 2nd April 1917, mobilized; 3rd April 1917, posted  Suffolk Regiment, Service No.45339; 29th May 1917, Ophthalmic Centre, Cliff Military Hospital, Felixstowe, fitted with glasses; 28th June 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 1st July 1917, 15 Infantry Base Depot, posted 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment; 1st July 1917, 15 Infantry Base Depot, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field; 27th December 1917, sick; 2nd January 1918, Gailly, 41 General Hospital, laryngitis; 4th January 918, to Base; 5th January 1918, Rouen, 10 General Hospital; 18th January 1918, Infantry Base Depot "J" from 2 Convalescent Camp; 20th January 1918,  Infantry Base Depot "J" to Battalion; 26th January 1918, 24 Div. Dep. Bn; 27th February 1918, joined Battalion; 9th March 1918 to 23rd March 1918, leave to UK.

5th May 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 5/- a week payable to mother, will cease.

7th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father Albert Stanbridge, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Mother, Emily Stanbridge, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Brothers - Sidney Stanbridge, age 30, 53 Hartley Road,  Luton, Bedfordshire; George Stanbridge, age  28, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Alfred Stanbridge, age 20, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Fred Stanbridge, age 13, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; William Stanbridge, age 11, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Charles Stanbridge, age 9, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Sisters - Emily Stanbridge, age 30?,78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire; Rose Stanbridge, age 22, 78, Langley Street,  Luton, Bedfordshire.

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 7, France / Luton War Memorial / Vauxhall Motors War Memorial


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