Prince, Percival


Name recorded on Highfield War MemorialBitterne War Memorial and Southampton Cenotaph
His name was also found in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for Percival William Prince, Oct-Dec 1893, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 61.

In 1901, Percy Prince (b.1893, Southampton) lived on Crown Street, Highfield with his parents; Albert E (b.1861, Wiltshire) and Edith M. (b.1863, Somerset). His father was a gardener. There were three other children listed; Reginald (b.1891, Southampton), May (b.1897, Southampton) and Elsie (b.1900, Southampton). Fred Horley, who also appeared on the List of Old Boys lost, lived next door.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1068; Folio: 163; Page: 25.

Percival William Prince was a Guardsman (service number 28431) with the 3rd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards. He was awarded the Biritsh and victory Medals, He was killed in action 23 August 1918 at the Battle of the Selle and was buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 5.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War – Southampton section: 
PRINCE, P.W., Private, Grenadier Guards.
 Joining in December 1916 he was drafted to France, where he took part in many important engagments. In 1917, however, whilst in action at Arras, he was killed. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 
St. Catherine’s, Highfield Lane, Southampton.

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