Private Percy Dumpleton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Aug 1916

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

48 Highbury Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

27th General Hospital

Grave Location

Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Tne Luton News , 31st August 1916
Pte Percy Dumpleton


Pte Percy Dumpleton, 4631, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment, died in the 27th General Hospital, Abassia, Cairo, Egypt, on August 22nd, 1916, following an attack of dysentery and enteric fever (typhoid). A Luton News report said he died of inflammation of the membrane of the brain.

Born at Chalgrave in 1893 and later living with parents Harry and Louisa in Victoria Street, Dunstable, he married Alice Emily (nee Folks) at St Paul's Church, Luton, in 1914. Their only child, daughter Kathleen, was born later that year.

Pte Dumpleton joined the Bedfordshire Regiment in October 1914 for home service, but answered a call for men for foreign service and went to Egypt in January 1916. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a goods porter by the Midland Railway Company at Luton, and lived at 48 Highbury Road, Luton..

Alice later moved to St Albans, where in 1927 she married Charles H. Finch. She died in 1935.


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Pte Percy Dumpleton

Author: Deejaya

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