Commemorated on War Memorial and Church Memorial at St James’ and Christleton Institute
A Memorial Service was held at St James’ Christleton January 1916
It appears that Percy was killed on 16th December 1915, during the Allied evacuation of Anzac & Suvla Bays, which took place,between 12-20th December. His Regiment had been part of the landing force at Suvla Bay on the 6-7th August, as part of the 11th (Northern) division on B Beach, but they met with great resistance, and this attack was a disaster from the start, with the enemy holding the high ground all around and the instructions from the Officers in charge chaotic. By the time the advance attack began the Turkish re enforcements were in position, and the attack grounded to a halt. The Suvla Bay beachhead was secure but the hills all around were held by the Turks including Hill10. 18,000casualties had been sustained for virtually no gain. The final main action took place on the 29th August around what is known as Hill 60, and it is here that Norman Okell serving with the Anzac Battalions and also from Littleton had been killed on 28th August, and is commemorated there. Tom Broster from Village Road in Christleton died on 7th August and is buried at the nearby Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.
Chrisleton War Memorial