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Percy was born in 1888 in Haverton Hill, Stockton, Durham, England. He was the only child of George and Alice Clark, who lived in Morton-on-Swale, Ainderby Steeple, Northallerton, Yorkshire. His father George was a schoolmaster.
Percy entered Armstrong College in 1907 and gained a BSc. He married into the Chapman family, and had a son, Clarence Clark, in 1913.
During the War, Percy attained the rank of Lance Corporal in the Durham Light Infantry, "C" Company, 18th Battalion. He was killed in action on 1st October 1916, aged 28.
School House, Haverton Hill, Billingham, County Durham (place of residence 1891 and 1901 Census)
18 Taylor Street, Consett, County Durham (place of residence 1911 Census)
Percy is buried in the Gorre British and Indian Cemetery in France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. The University of Durham Armstrong College Department of Education Roll of Honour 1914-1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929)
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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