Private Percy Thurlow

Rank or Title

Date of Death

20 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Brewery worker


J. W. Green, Park Street West

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

216 Wellington Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Gaza War Cemetery
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 2nd August 1917
Pte Percy Thurlow

Pte Percy Thurlow, 200236, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was the second son of Arthur and Harriet Thurlow, of 216, Wellington Street, Luton, to die on the battlefield.

Percy was killed in action in Palestine on July 20th, 1917. Older brother Frederick William had died of wounds at Gallipoli on August 17th, 1915.

As a member of the Volunteer Force, Percy was mobilised in 1914. In March 1916 he was sent to Egypt and saw much active service, resulting in spending six months in hospital. He was orderly to Lieut Coate, son of the Rev H. Coate, Vicar of St Matthew's Church, Luton.

Percy Thurlow was a former pupil of Christ Church Boys' School who before the war worked for baker Mr White, of Stanley Street, Luton, for four years, followed by two years for the J. W. Green brewery.

Individual Location

Pte Percy Thurlow

Author: Deejaya

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