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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Sgt 32690 William Percy Golothan

  • Age: 26
  • From: Chester
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 18th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.

William Percy Golothan was born on the 11th May, 1890 in Chester. He was the son of James and Sarah Jane Golothan, of 37 Halkyn Rd, Newton, Chester. He was educated at Chester College School. Prior to the outbreak of war he was employed in Chester Post Office.

 

The 1901 Census shows the family living at 19 Wellington Street, Chester.

The Father James is aged 35, born 1866 and is a General Dealer and was born in Chester as was his wife and four children. His wife Sarah Jane is aged 33, born 1868, James aged 13, born 1888, William aged 10, born 1891, Sarah is aged 8, born 1893 and Cecil aged 2, born 1899.

He was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Sergeant No 32690 when he was killed in action on the 18th October 1916 aged 26 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

He is also commemorated on the Family Headstone at Overleigh New Cemetery, Chester and the inscription reads:

“Also W. PERCY,
Dearly Loved Son Of The Above
Killed On The Somme Oct. 18th 1916,
(18th Kings Liverpool Regt.) Aged 26 Years. "I Thank My God, Upon Every Remembrance Of You."

He is commemorated on the Royal Mail War Memorial at Chester Delivery Office and the War Memorial at Chester Town Hall.

We currently have no further information on William Percy Golothan, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Birth and school records show William Percy was born in 1890 and the Census records hold the year 1891.









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