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Private Percy Bacon

Army Number : 19614

Battalion : 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bacon, 126, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Mansfield. He served at Gallipoli during 1915. He was killed in action 26th September 1916 during the attack near Ovillers, France during the Battle of the Somme.

The Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 20th October 1916.

The Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 10th November 1916.

Buried/Commemorated : A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, France. Plot 15, Row O. Grave 21.

Private Percy Bacon is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Peter's Church War Memorial, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.