Flavin, P C
PERCY CHARLES FLAVIN
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A.
He enlisted at Cockspur Street, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 13 October 1915, and was killed in action. He died 10 days after the start of the Battle of the Somme of July 1916. On the 9th July the 10th Royal Fusiliers were in frontline trenches at Sausage Valley near Albert. On the 15th July the battalion advanced to Contalmaison Road at La Boiselle and carried out an attack on the Pozieres Ridge. Unfortunately, Percy’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Percy in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 29 July 1916.
Son of Thomas and Catherine (nee LAMBERT) FLAVIN of Ashford, Kent.
His parents married 1 June 1882 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Reigate, Surrey. Thomas died 9 August 1932 in Ashford aged 77; Catherine died 28 February 1938 in Staines, Middx, aged 79.
Percy was born 1891 in Ashford, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Ashford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, an elementary school teacher aged 19, he was a boarder in Watford.
Unit10th (Service) Battalion
Date of death11/07/1916
Age at death25
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)