Rank or Title
Date of Birth
3 Aug 1894
Date of Death
17 Sep 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Cpl Percy Bertram Stimson, 2723, 24th Battalion London Regiment (The Queen's) is recorded as dying of wounds on September 17th, 1916. But a sergeant who wrote to his parents said he had been seen by comrades to be wounded during a charge on September 18th but was not among the men picked up by his regiment's stretcher bearers.
Cpl Stimson, who had celebrated his 22nd birthday six weeks before his death, was the son of Frank and Annie Stimson, of 45 Alma Street, Luton. He had been employed in the warehouse of Messrs Vyse, Sons and Co.
He joined The Queen's just after the outbreak of war and was for a time with the bomb throwers and had some narrow escapes. He was last home on leave in the spring of 1916.
Cpl Stimson had two brothers also serving - Cpl W. F. Stimson in France with the R.A.M.C. attached to the Beds Yeomanry, and Sapper Leonard Stimson with the E.A.R.E. in Egypt.
His father was employed by Mr F. Shoosmith in the straw trade, and was also an Adult School worker.