Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
24/02/1898
Lieu de naissance:
St. Kew, Cornwall, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Gardener

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
36117
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Truro, Cornwall, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
30/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Polderhoek, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
19

Mémorial

Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 81

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Percy was born in February 1898 in St Kew, Cornwall. He was the third child of Emma and James Carhart. Percy worked as a gardener till he enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, part of the 95th Brigade, of the 5th Division.

In September 1917 the 5th Division moved from France to join the great offensive in Flanders. Approximately one month later on the 28th of October the 1st Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, moved into Brigade Reserve and occupied positions at the Tor Top Tunnels and at Stirling Castle. The 95th Brigade faced the German Strongpoint at the Polderhoek Château heights. From which the Germans overlooked the entire area and directed their artillery. Shelling in the Brigade’s area, consequently, was very heavy. The 30th was a miserable and wet day. “A” and “B” Companies of the Battalion carried up stores, rations and water to the East Surreys in the frontline at Polderhoek, while “C” and “D” Companies supplied the Devons. The German artillery was very active throughout the day.

Private Percy Carhart was killed in action on 30 October 1917. The 19-year old possibly fell, due to shellfire, while supplying the troops in the frontline at Polderhoek. Percy has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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"The history of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1914-1919", Wyrall E., Londen, Methuen & Co., 1932, pg. 289-291.
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
Autre référence
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1628073/carhart,-percy/
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1st Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
Sources utilisées