Bee, Percy Reginald

Dates: 1877-1918

War Service: Percy Reginald Bee served as a Private with the Army Pay Corps and his service number was 20866. He died on 14th November 1918, aged 41, in Woolwich.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: Percy Reginald Bee was born on 12th May 1877 and was the son of John and Elizabeth. He attended Goole Grammar School and Cambridge University.

In 1881 he was recorded living at 8 Talbot Place, Sheffield with his parents, John and Elizabeth, and his siblings Colin, Horace, John, Maud and Edith. His father was a commercial traveller in pottery.

He married Blanche Hyson on 15th September 1900 at St Matthew's, Kingsdown, Gloucestershire.

In 1911 he was recorded living at 15 Wilson Road, Camberwell with his wife, Blanche, their children Reginald John, Ernest Horace and Gladys Elizabeth Blanche and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hyson. His occupation is listed as clergyman.

They had a further three children after the 1911 census was collected, Edith, Geoffrey and Muriel.

In 1918 he was living at 72 Genesta Road, Plumstead and on his death he left £680 9S10d to his widow, Blanche.


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