P Charnock
Courtesy of Halifax Courier

Percy was the son of Mrs. E. Charnock, of 7, Alma Street, Queensbury.  Having enlisted at Halifax, he served in the 9th Battalion. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment).

On the 1901 census the Charnock family were living at 7 Alma Street.  His parents Edmund and Hannah had five children, Hilda, Percy, Ida, Mary and Cecil also living at the house were Martha Ann Peckengatte and Edward Peckengatte (listed as sister in law and brother in law).

The 1911 census records that Percy now had another sister, Doris aged 8 (Martha Ann and Edward had moved out).  Percy worked as a monumental mason, the rest of his siblings, apart from Doris, worked in the mills.

Percy was killed in action on 2nd September 1918 and is buried at A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS (III. L. 22).

The 9th Battalion. Duke of Wellington’s were fighting near to the village of Le Transloy (Somme) on the 1st and 2nd of September and though they were subjected to heavy shelling and came up against machine gun fire the battalion were successful in taking their objectives, over the two days they took over 100 prisoners.