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Name Percy Ruse Lunn
Date/Place of Birth 25 Apr 1896 / 25 Dymock St, Fulham, Middx
Parents' Names Isadore Daniel Lunn; Mary (nee Childs)
Father's Occupation/Location Coal Merchant Clerk; 74 Dymock St
Father's Death/Incapacity Paralysis
Admitted to AO 3 Jan 1906 (Aged 9)
Admission No 5885
Left OWS&AO Christmas 1910 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Apprentice; Retail Drapery (Umbrella Makers), Ldn
Enlistment Location London
Service/Rank/Number Army; Gunner; 85971
Battalion/Regiment "A" Battery, 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Killed/Death 8 Jun 1917 (Aged 21)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines
Memorial Reference D.7
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
   
Percy Ruse was born to Isadore and Mary Lunn on 25 April 1896 at Fulham in Middlesex. His father died in 1904 and Percy was admitted to the Orphan Working School and Alexandra Orphanage on 3 January 1906, aged 9. He left the School immediately before Christmas 1910, aged 14. The 1911 Census shows Percy working as an Apprentice, and living, at an Umbrella Makers in the Edgware Road in London. Percy must have volunteered for military service early in 1915, as he was despatched to France on 2 June in that year to serve with the Royal Field Artillery. On 9 April 1917 the village of Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, 4 kilometres south east of Arras, was captured by Divisions of the Royal Field Artillery. Gunner Lunn was killed in action there on 8 June 1917 and buried in the small Bunyans Cemetery in Tilloy, a few miles south of Arras in the Pas de Calais region of France, together with 53 other First World War casualties.
   
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