Gunner Percival Chase Nicholls

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

26 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Grocer's assistant


Family business

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

146 Park Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

51st Casualty Clearing Station

Grave Location

Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 7th December 1918
Pte Percy Nicholls

Gunner Percival (Percy) Chase Nicholls, 220919, 291st Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died from pneumonia in the 51st Casualty Clearing Station at Tournai in Belgium on November 26th, 1918.

Two days previously, parents Walter and Lilla Nicholls had received a postcard from their second son to say to was unwell but hoped to soon mend. Chest trouble developed rapidly, resulting in his death.

Percy joined up at Biscot in 1916 and went to France. He was wounded at Messines in June 1917 and was brought to England for treatment at York Hospital. He returned to France the following September following recovery.

Five weeks before his death he was on home leave and in the best of health, hoping peace would soon come.

Percy had been a scholar at the Union Chapel Sunday School in Luton. At the time of the 1911 Census he was described as a grocer's assistant working in his father's shop then at 138 Park Street.

He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Individual Location

Pte Percy Nicholls

Author: Deejaya

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