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Forename(s): Matthew Percy
Place of Birth: Scalby, Yorkshire
Service No: 300194
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Matthew Percy Happs was the son of George Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Happs, née Percy and brother of Private Arthur James Happs (27900) (q.v.). Their father was born at Hadlow, Kent and mother at Scalby near Scarborough, Yorkshire. Matthew and Arthurs' brother, Harry, was married to Eliza Towers, the sister of Private Matthew Horseman Towers (241471) (q.v.).
1891 Throxenby Parish, Yorkshire Census: Newby Hall - Mathew P. Hopps [sic], aged 6 years, son of Harry and Sarah E. Hopps. [Harry and Sarah were living with her parents, William and Mary Percy.]
1901 Easingwold, Yorkshire Census: Spring Street - Mathew Percy Happs, aged 16 years, born Scarborough, Yorkshire. [Matthew was employed by William Acaster Allen, Painter and Paper Hanger.]
1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: 53, Main Street - Matthew Percy Happs, aged 26 years, born Scalby, Yorkshire, son of George Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Happs.
Matthew was married to Eva Bunnett in 1911.
The British Army Service Record for Matthew Percy Happs exists but may be incomplete.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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