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Gunner Percy Arthur 'Jack' Throssell

104464 Royal Garrison Artillery 

Jack ThrossellSon of Mr John and Mrs Mary Annie Throssell
Husband of Ethel (nee Banks)

Aged 24 years

Died 9th June 1917

Commemorated at Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe
Grave I. B.18.

Born at Keyston HUN. Enlisted at Oakham.
From the Burnt Records

When he attested on 12th December 1915 at Oakham, Jack Arthur Throssell said he was living at 33 Kings Road, aged 22 years 9 months, 5' 7¾" tall, 35" chest (2" expansion), a married man and was a meat salesman. He had married Ethel (nee Banks) of Old Fletton on 14th September 1913 and their daughter Phyllis Edna was born there in 1914. Ethel must have moved to live with his mother and sister at 37 High Street, Rushden when Jack was posted, but she later moved to 46 High Street, Old Fletton. Jack was made a gunner in July 1916, and went to France on 9th February 1917. He died of wounds on 5th June 1917. His wife was granted a pension of 18/9 on 24th December 1917. Jack's brother William lived in Wellingborough Road, Rushden.
The Rushden Echo Friday 22 June 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier's end - Gunner Percy Throssell Killed by a Shell

It is with great regret we have to report that Gunner Percy Throssell, of the Royal Field Artillery, has been killed at the front. He was struck by a shell and died at once.

Known to his intimate friends as "Jack", Gunner Throssell was the youngest son of Mrs Throssell of High-street Rushden, and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved friends.

The deceased worked at one tune for the Central Meat Company, High-street, Rushden, but left to open a shop for the company at Oakham.

Wellingborough News, June 29 1917, transcribed by Clive Wood

Rushden Gunner killed by a shell

News has reached Rushden that Gunner Jack Throssell has been killed in action. He was the youngest son of Mrs Throssell, High-street, Rushden, and enlisted in July 1916, in the R.G.A. He was 24 years of age, and prior to enlisting he was employed by the London Central Meat Co., first at Rushden branch and afterwards Oakham, where he managed a branch shop. The deceased soldier was trained in Ireland and in February of this year went to France, while there he was in hospital three weeks with pleurisy. He afterwards re-joined his battery, and was sent to the Belgian front, where he was hit by a shell while firing his gun. He was taken to hospital, where he passed away on June 9th. He was well known in Rushden and highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and one child, a widowed mother, and sisters and brothers to mourn their loss. Two other brothers are on active service, one having, been in France two years.

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