Driver Percy Albert Horwood

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

1 Oct 1890

Date of Death

1 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

52 Arthur Street
United Kingdom

World War I Address

42 Kenilworth Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Percy was the eldest of six children and his mother and father both worked in the hat trade. He did various jobs including cobbler, printers compositor and shop assistant. He married Jemima, "Minnie", in August 1913 and in 1915 they had a daughter, Marjorie. Percy's youngest brother Claude was born in 1911 so he had a brother who was very close in age to his daughter. 

The letters we have here were sent to his mother and father, telling them about his life in the army. He also asked them for some cobblers tools so that he could make some extra money mending boots. The letter dated 17/8/17 asks his parents why they sent such a small hammer and asks if his little brother Claude put in one of his toys!

N.B. Marjorie, Percy's daughter, married a Polish Airman, Kazimierz Czetowicz. You can read about Kazimierz at

Individual Location

Author: Horwood family

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