Percy JINKS
Rank: private
Number: 18259
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 27 July 1916
Age:
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Before the war, Percy lived with his parents, Richard Bowden Jinks and Jane Martha Jinks, at 458 Hempshaw Lane, Stockport. He enlisted in the army at Stockport but his number suggests he was not an early recruit.

An account of the action in which he was killed is here. The Stockport Advertiser, in its edition of 20 October 1916, reported that Percy was still missing. His body would never be found and identified and he is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

The Advertiser also reported that Percy's brother, Arthur, had been wounded and taken prisoner whilst serving with South Lancashire Regiment. Arthur is understood to have survived the war in captivity.

   
           
   
     
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