World War I
Percy Cross

Percy Cross was born in Mountnessing and enlisted in Warley, Brentwood, and was a private in the Royal Sussex Regt (13th Batt) G/18068.
He was killed in action 25th March 1918 during the last major offensive by the Germans. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 46 and 47.
The POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918. The Corps and Regiments most largely represented are The Rifle Brigade with over 600 names, The Durham Light Infantry with approximately 600 names, the Machine Gun Corps with over 500, The Manchester Regiment with approximately 500 and The Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery with over 400 names.
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