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Percy Millard, Reach (Photo: Burwell Museum)

The Green, Reach

History of the Green, Reach

Approx. location:


Saunders Millard, 41, farm labourer, b Bottisham

Charlotte, 41, b Bottisham

Percy Harold, 15, farm labourer, b Bottisham

Charles Edward, 12, b Bottisham

Maggie Oswath, 9, b Fen Ditton

Violet Snowdrop, 4, b Reach

Percy had joined up with Alfred Whitmore in the Cambridge Volunteer Battalion. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme Percy was wounded and Alfred was killed. Percy died in hospital in Abbeville ten days later.


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