Lieutenant, 4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action on Friday 4th June 1915, age 37.

Remembered on Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Former student of law.



Percy was born at Huddersfield in 1878 to Dr. Alfred Wolf and his wife Emily Clara. As a young boy his family moved and he was educated at Blackburn Grammar School and Manchester Grammar School. Percy passed preliminary law examinations in May 1894, and the finals in June 1898. From 1899, whilst articled to Robinson and Sons of Balckburn, he attended law lectures at the University of Manchester. He became a solicitor in 1901 spending three years at the Town Clerk’s office in Blackburn before taking a post as Assistant Solicitor at Barrow-in-Furness Corporation where he gained valuable experience in several large negotiations. In 1909 he was appointed Deputy Town Clerk of Blackburn. He had a reputation for being a very capable lawyer and an able advocate who was always courteous and considerate in his dealings. Percy enjoyed playing hockey and football.

In 1907 Percy held a commission with the Barrow-in-Furness Volunteers and was transferred to the East Lancashire Regiment in 1908 when the Territorial Force was formed. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 20th February 1913. On the outbreak of war his unit went to Egypt and then Gallipoli where he was killed by shrapnel along with 5 of his men in the Third Battle of Krithia. The flag at Blackburn Town Hall flew at half mast when news of his death was received.

Percy left £1053 6s. 7d. to his mother who was living in St. Annes on Sea on the Lancashire coast at the time.