18557 Private Percy Douglas Murley

8th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Lynton Devon in 1896.

His parents were Thomas Murley(1859-21/02/1907) and Elizabeth Kate Gill(1862-15/04/1951).

They were married in 1887.

Percy had 2 brothers; Edmund Arthur(born in 1889) and William John Gill(1890-1954). He also had 2 sisters;

Dulcie Muriel Gill(06/12/1900- 16/01/1979) and

Irene May Gill(16/02/1903-27/04/1884).

In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at Victoria Fernery Lynton Devon. Percy's father  was employed as a nurseryman gardener.

 

In the 1911 census,the family were still at the same address but with the death of his father in 1907, his mother was now a lodging house keeper. Percy was an errand boy for a fishmongers.

 

He enlisted in Lynton Devon and his disembarkation into France was on 15/12/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.  

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and the Allied Victory medals.

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