Regiment : 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service number : 8301
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 25 on 16th May 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France, Panel 30.
Birthplace : Born and resident Kingswinford, Staffordshire, enlisted Abingdon
Relatives : Son of John and Mary Biddle, of Loch Cottage, Kinver, Staffordshire
Memorial : Kinver War Memorial
Also appears on : Upton on Severn St Peter and St Paul's Church. Upton on Severn Memorial Hall with the information: Pte.
Credits : Researched by Brian Hill.
Additional information on the memorial: Sgt
Percy Biddle entered France on 13th August 1914. He is mentioned in a report of a memorial service at Upton upon Severn Parish Church in the Upton News of 6th November 1915, and in Pro Patria Mori in the same paper on 20th January 1918.
During the night of 15th – 16th May 1915 the battalion took part in a successful attack on German trenches near Richebourg-l’Avoue. Fatal casualties were 4 Officers and 45 Other Ranks.
Percy Biddle has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Le Touret Memorial.