18557 Private Percy Douglas Murley
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.