TRETT, Percy William

No. T4/058357, Driver, Percy William TRETT
Aged 31

Nelson Battalion R.N.Div Train, Army Service Corps
Died at Sea from Illness on Thursday, 11th November 1915

Seems to be
Percy William Trett was born in Elveden (according to "Soldiers Died") (Thetford Q4-1884 4B:332) son of Joseph William and Elizabeth TRETT (née DICKERSON)

1891 census...Aged 5 he was at Town Street, Brandon with his father Joseph W Trett [31] carpenter born Brandon; his mother Elizabeth [36] born Thetford; sisters Maud [9], Millicent [4] and Hilda C [1]; brother Frederick I [8 months] All the children are recorded as born in Brandon.

1901 census...Aged 16, a gamekeeper's assistant, he was still at Town Street, Brandon with his parents (father now William); sister Maud, Millicent, Hilda, and Violet V[4]; brothers Frederick J, Harold S [8] and Reginald A [6] and niece Cathleen W B TRETT [4 months] (no indication of parentage).All the children are recorded as born in Brandon.

1911 census...Aged 26, Percy was a gamekeeper boarding at Southburgh, Shipdham with widow Charlotte Cullyer [62]. His parents (father Joseph William again) were still in Town Street Brandon with his brothers Frederick John (warrener), Harold Stanley (dog trainer) and Reginald Abel (milkman); sister Violet Victoria; sister Hilda Constance and her husband Arthur FOX (married under one year, no children) and a niece, and Eveleyn Elfrida Watkins TRETT [1] recorded as granddaughter of Joseph, but no indication as to parentage.

The only documentation linking him with Elveden is "Soldiers Died". However his father Joseph was a carpenter on the Elveden estate

He enlisted in Norwich .
The crcumstances of is death are revealed by the following extract from the Bury Free Press

Percy Trett is commemorated on the Helles memorial, Gallipoli, panels 199 or 233 to 236 and 331
and also on the Weather Heath Memorial (Elveden Column by the A11)

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