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Private 11998 Percy ANDERSON
19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Died of wounds,   Sunday 9th July 1916,   the Somme, France,   age 23

Home address:9 Stockport Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1893, Broughton, Salford
Parents:Harriet Anderson and James Anderson
31 William Street, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire
Marital status:Married to Daisy Anderson (née Messenger)
9 Stockport Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Peronne Road Cemetery, Somme, France,
plot IV, row H, grave 26.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

From the Manchester Evening News, Friday 21st July 1916, page 4, column 6:

Deeply Regretted by his sorrowing Wife, Mother-in-Law, and Grandma.
  Fold him in Thine arms, O Lord, And ever let him be.
  A messenger of love between My aching heart and Thee.
  Had he asked us, Well we know We should cry ‘spare this blow.’
  Yes, with streaming tears should pray ‘Lord, We Love him, let him stay.
  Asleep in Jesus.’

From the Manchester Evening News, Saturday 22nd July 1916, page 2, column 6:

Killed by shrapnel whilst attending his birds as messenger carriers.

From the Manchester Evening News, Friday 28th July 1916, page 2, column 8:

Formerly lived at Rusholme, and played football with the Rusholm Club.