Percy Wyatt (my paternal grandfather) joined 2 Coy Kent Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial Force) in Gravesend as a trumpeter, at the age of 16 on 10 April 1912. He then went on to serve with 12 Anti-Aircraft Company at Beacon Hill in Chattenden until he was called to the British Expeditionary Force in France from June 1917. He served with the 199th Siege Battery until his return in February 1919, then was demobbed a few months later.

I am still researching his time in the Great War on the Western Front, but hope to find out some interesting details.

He returned to Gravesend after the war, where he was a painter and decorator until his premature death in 1942, as a result of suffering from tuberculosis.

Courtesy of Steve Wyatt


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