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Eldridge, Percy John

Lance Corporal Percy John Eldridge, A.K.C. was educated at Tiffin Boys' School, Kingston-on-Thames, and gained a County Major Scholarship in 1909. He proceeded to King's College where he studied Physics, gaining 1st Class Honours in the Final B.Sc. examination in 1912. He was Barry Prizeman in 1911.

On leaving College he went temporarily to Camberwell Grammar School and from thence to Chesterfield Grammar School as Physics Master, remaining at the latter school until August, 1915, when he enlisted in the Public Schools and University Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He went to France in March 1916, and was killed in action at Montauban on July 2nd at the age of 24. He had been recommended for a commission just previous to his death. King's College Review, Dec. 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Eldridge
First name(s)Percy John
Place of birthKingston on Thames, Surrey
Family details

Son of Arthur Edward and Mary Ann Eldridge, of "Trehayne," 62, Cotterill Rd., Surbiton, Surrey

Previous educationTiffin Boys' School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseScience, Physics
Qualifications

B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) 1912; A.K.C.

Military unitMachine Gun Corps (Infantry), 90th Coy; Royal Fusiliers formerly Public Schools Bn.
Place enlistedArundel
Service number7277
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders
Date of death02 July 1916
Age at death24
Rank at deathLance Corporal
Place of deathMontauban
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France; Tiffin School
Sources

King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

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