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HERITAGE, Percy Cyril (1896-1963) – Worcestershire Regiment

PS-HERITAGE%20Percy%20Cyril.jpgPrivate Percy Cyril Heritage (1896-1963) joined the Worcestershire Regt (Nos 4467 & 241477).  No records are remaining apart from the fact that he was awarded the British War and Victory medals.

He was a farm labourer in 1911, living with his grandparents in Manor Road in a cottage that is now part of ‘Grey Gables’.  (The Evesham Journal of 13th November 1915 listed him as having joined up in the Royal Garrison Artillery.) The Badsey Parish Magazines of April and May 1917 reported that he had been severely wounded in the right foot and forearm and was firstly in hospital in Cardiff then Llanelly.  He was likely to be in hospital for some time as “the shrapnel had not yet all been removed from his foot”.

He survived the ordeal to live to be 67 years of age. He is buried in Wickhamford cemetery.