Private Percy Pipkin Ward

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

26 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat worker


Hugh Woods & Co, Guildford Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

51 Frederic Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th May 1918
Pte Percy Pipkin Ward

Pte Percy Wood, 200885, 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on April 26th, 1918. He was a single man, aged 19, who had been in the Army for three years but in France for only two months.

Pal Pte Harold Merkins wrote to parents Arthur and Sarah Ward at 51 Frederic Street, Luton, that their son was “sniped through the head” and his death was instant.

Born in Luton in 1899, Percy had been employed by hat manufacturer Hugh Woods & Co, Guildford Street. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour and in the Book of Life compiled at St Mary's Church.

Individual Location

Pte Percy Pipkin Ward

Author: Deejaya

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