Close, Percy

Regimental Number: 1051632
Rank: Private
Branch: 243rd Battalion

Percy was born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England on April 1, 1888. He was living in Saskatoon at the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Army in March of 1917; his wife Annie and their two children were living in Leeds. Percy was invalided to Canada in March of 1918; he had been slightly deaf prior to the war and the condition had been aggravated by his military service. Percy was discharged on May 19, 1918. In 1918, he filed on the eastern half of 14-76-3-W6. Although Percy received the patent on these homesteads in 1924, a present address card in his service file indicates that he was living in Calgary in 1922.