Biography of Gunner Percy Edward Stevenson (544310)
Labour Corps
Formerly  89961 Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment
Died 1st December 1918


  • Name: Percy Edward Stevenson
  • Date of birth: 1897
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1897
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Richard Beaver Stevenson
  • DOB: 1867
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Butcher


  • Name: Elizabeth Esther Porter
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1895 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Percy Edward Stevenson, 1897, Bourne


  • 1901: Percy is living with his parents in his grandfather’s house at 19 Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Percy is living with his parents in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as still being at school.

Relatives in services


  • No marriage for Percy has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 7th December 1918
    THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC at Bourne claims yet another victim, in the person of Pte. Percy Ed. Stevenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stevenson, North Road.  Deceased was taken ill about a fortnight ago with influenza, which developed into pneumonia, to which he succumbed on Sunday last.  Deceased had been in the Army since attaining the age of 18.  He was gassed whilst on active service and in hospital some time, after which he was working on the land in the neighbourhood of Bourne.  Deceased was only child and the deepest sympathy is expressed to the parents. The funeral took place at Bourne Cemetery, on Wednesday, the Rev. H. G. Drake officiating.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Elizabeth E


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Gunner Percy Edward Stevenson, 89961, Labour Corps who died on 1 December 1918
  • Remembered with honour, Bourne Cemetery
  • Grave 70.22

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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  • Died of Pneumonia


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