Bandsman Mark Percival, 3645255, 1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
1911 census at 11 Norland St Widnes
1919 Aug 13. Bandsman Percival, number 3645255, enlisted in the army. He transferred into the King's Own
1921 May 17 died Son of Mark and Mary Percival, of 12, Alpha St., Widnes
- At 9.10 am a Crossley tender was ambushed by a group of IRA men concealed behind a wall in Gratten Crescent, Inchicore. Bombs were thrown and fire opened. Pte Percival's brother was the NCO in charge of the lorry.
- 7 or 8 IRA men were in the ambushing group
- One soldiers Percival, was killed and another injured.
- Soldiers returned fire with unknown results
- Died of wounds in the King George V Hospital, Dublin, having been shot in the chest by “rebels” whilst on duty in an escort vehicle
1921 May 21. His funeral took place in Widnes Cemetery, Lancashire.
British soldiers died in Ireland