Saturday, 9 May 2015

Walden, Percy - Driver (56567)

Dvr Percy Walden
Royal Field Artillery,
Died 3rd November 1917
Age 23

Basra Memorial

Newspaper Report:


News has been received that Driver Percy Walden, R.F.A., was killed in action on November 3rd 1917.
Age 23, he enlisted in October, 1914, and had been at the front about two years and nine months.  He lived at 3, Highfield Street, Haslingden, and worked as a bookkeeper for P. Drake and Sons, contractors.
His brother, who was a reservist, has been at the front practically from the beginning of the war.

Newspaper Memorials:

In ever-loving memory of Driver Walden, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action at Techitt in Mesopotamia,  November 3rd 1917.

"This day brings back the memory,
Of one who was called to rest;
And those who think of him today,
Are those who loved him best.

We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting,
Till we meet in the Better Land".

Ever remembered by his sorrowing Father and Mother, Sister and Brother, and his Brother George (in France), 244, Grane Road, Haslingden. 

"Rest on, dear brother, in a soldier's grave,
A grave we shall never see;
But as long as life and memory last,
We will remember thee".

From his loving Sister and Brother-in-law, Lizzie and Joe, 33, Flip Road, Haslingden.

"Sleep on dear Percy, as the days go by,
No flower can we place on the grave where you lie;
For the still dark waters do keep us apart,
But your ever dear face will live in our hearts.

From his loving Sister and Brother in Law, Auntie and Joe, 1 Wesley Square, Crawshawbooth.