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Private Percy Stanley Waller

55205 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment

Gravesone F.1570/1Son of Mr Albert S & Mrs Annie E Waller

Aged 19 years

Died 19th November 1918

Commemorated at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Martime
Grave X. B.12A.
And in Rushden Cemetery
Grave F.1570/1

Born and resided at Rushden, enlisted at Kettering.
From the Burnt Records

Percy Stanley Waller was examined at Kettering in March 1917, aged 17 years and 334 days, 5' 2" tall, weighed 107lbs, with a chest of 34" (4" expansion) and of good physical development. He gave his address as 20 Washbrook Road and was a shoemaker by trade, and was assigned to the Bedfordshire Regiment for training but when posted to France on 5th April 1918 he was transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Hertforshire Regiment. On his arrival he was transferred again to the North Staffs Regiment. He died from a gun shot wound to his right leg. Siblings were a brother Eric and sister Emma.
The Rushden Echo Friday 6 December 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden's Casualty List - Victims of the War

Mr and Mrs A S Waller, of 1a, Midland-road, Rushden, have been officially notified of the death from wounds of their eldest son, Pte P S (Stanley) Waller, 1st Staffs, aged 19. He joined up in March, 1917, and had been in France nine months when, on October 14th of this year, he was badly wounded, his left arm and right leg being fractured. His parents were sent for to see their son in hospital in France. After a week Mr Waller returned home, and Mrs Waller stayed for three weeks. Pte Waller appeared then to be very comfortable, and he made good progress for a time, but on Nov. 19th he relapsed and died. The Chaplain of the hospital writes to say that Pte Waller was buried with full military honours in the cemetery at Le Treport.

The Rushden Echo Friday 14 November 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates

In Memoriam

WALLER - In ever loving memory of our dear one, Pte Percy Stanley Waller, 1st North Staffs Regt., who died of wounds in France on November 19th, 1918.

There is a link death cannot sever,
Loving remembrance lives for ever.

From his loved ones at 1a Midland road, Rushden.

The Rushden Echo Friday 19 November 1920, transcribed by Nicky Bates

In Memoriam

WALLER - In ever loving memory of our dear son, Pte Percy Stanley Waller, 1st North Staffs Regt., who died of wounds in France, November 19th, 1918.

Love and remembrance live for ever. From his loving father, mother, sister and brother.


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