Rank or Title
Date of Death
20 Jul 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Percy Thurlow, 200236, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was the second son of Arthur and Harriet Thurlow, of 216, Wellington Street, Luton, to die on the battlefield.
Percy was killed in action in Palestine on July 20th, 1917. Older brother Frederick William had died of wounds at Gallipoli on August 17th, 1915.
As a member of the Volunteer Force, Percy was mobilised in 1914. In March 1916 he was sent to Egypt and saw much active service, resulting in spending six months in hospital. He was orderly to Lieut Coate, son of the Rev H. Coate, Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Luton.
Percy Thurlow was a former pupil of Christ Church Boys' School who before the war worked for baker Mr White, of Stanley Street, Luton, for four years, followed by two years for the J. W. Green brewery.