Lance Corporal Percy John Cobb

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

1899

Date of Death

3 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Blockmaker

Employer

Edward Mouse, Gordon Street

Service Number

42279

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

126 New Town Street
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

Douai Communal Cemetery
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Source

Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 13th April 1918
L-Cpl Percy John Cobb

L-Cpl Percy John Cobb, 42279, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment, was killed in action in France on April 3rd*, 1918. He was aged 19 and single.

An old boy of Queen Square School, he was the son of John and Alma Cobb, of 126 New Town Street, Luton, he worked as a blockmaker for Mr Edward Mouse, of Gordon Street.

He joined the Bedfordshire Regiment on reaching his 18th birthday, and was transferred to the Essex Regiment on crossing the Channel in January 1918. He had been in France for three months.

* April 3rd is the date recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Local newspaper reports at the time said Percy's parents were informed he was killed in action on March 28th.

Individual Location

L-Cpl Percy John Cobb

Author: Deejaya

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