Percy James Mayhew - Our Project
We visited Lijssenthoek Cemetery on Tuesday 15th April 2014.
The soldier we were searching for was Percy James Mayhew. He was the youngest of the Marlesford soldiers to lose his life in the Great War. He was only 19 when he died in the field hopsital in Flanders.
The weather was beautiful and the cemetery was very well kept, in its rural location. We spent some time in the cemetery at the grave side talking about Percy and the sacrifice he had made at such a young age. Percy Mayhew died in the hospital that had been located in Lijssenthoek, he had nearly made it home. We hope that the Marlesford cross made a connection between Percy, his home village and his brothers in arms.
If you have any information on Percy Mayhew please contact us