My Great Uncle Percy grew up in Westcliffe-on-Sea in Essex, with his parents, his
brother Herbert, and sister Kathleen. As a young man, he was conscripted into the
Great War (1914-1918) where following injury he returned home to England. He came
back with four books describing his day to day experiences- a war diary. For the
rest of his life he worked for the then ‘Law Union and Rock’ Insurance Company, now
known as The Royal and Sunalliance.
Percy and his siblings never married; preferring to spend their lives devoted to
the care of their parents.