Private George Percy Hood (1899-1967)

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George Percy, known as Percy, was born in Beverley in 1896 son of Francis and Sarah Ann Hood, one of 9 children and one of 5 brothers who served during the war.

Percy was attached to 9th Northumberland Fusiliers having initially joined the Training Reserve in April 1917 when he was 18. He was severely wounded on 1 November 1918. He was then in hospital for more than a year. Percy was awarded the Silver Badge together with the Victory and British medals.

In December 1922 Percy married Annie Eliza Wiles of Beverley. They raised a family in and around Walkington. Percy was buried at Walkington Churchyard on 1 December 1967.

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