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Percy Denford 1891-1915
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

August 10, 2015: Monica Jones reports Percy Denford was the third young man from Hatherleigh to be killed in action during the Great War. He was a private in the Devonshire Regiment 8th Service Battalion, his regimental number was 12596. He died on the 25th September 1915 in France and his name appears on the Loos-en-Gohelle Memorial in Calais. Percy was the son of Walter and Ann(nee Tucker) Denford and was born in Higher Street, Hatherleigh, the sixth child of the family. His father Walter was a horse carter on a farm and Percy, after leaving school, went on to become a waggoner working for Thomas King on Hayne Farm in Hatherleigh until signing up to the Devonshire Regiment.



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