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MAYER, Percy Lancelot (1887-1938) – YMCA/Royal Engineers

Percy Lancelot Mayer (1887-1938) moved to Badsey and Wickhamford in the inter-war period.  He was a son of Nut & Bolt Manufacturer Thomas Mayer and his wife Phoebe.  He was born in Walsall and eventually joined his father’s business.

In April 1915, Percy went to France with the YMCA which was giving behind the lines support to the Army.  He was in France for 3 years before being invalided home. For his service, he was awarded the British War Medal.  Although no records survive, according to his obituary he later joined in the Royal Engineers for service in England.

After the war, Percy lived in Scarborough, Cleeve Prior, Bidford-upon-Avon, Badsey and then Wickhamford.  He was, for 5 years until 1937, Honorary Secretary of the British Legion branch in Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford.  He was then appointed Chairman of the branch.