Percival George Handford MC

1885 Mar 15. Born Newton Abbot, Devon

1891census at 8, Western Terrace, Tormoham, Torquay

1901 census at Keevil, Tormoham, Torquay

1911 census at Keevil Bridge Road Torquay

1916 Dec Landed in France

1917 Aug 1. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Dec 2. attached to the 1/4th Berkshires, with whom he won the M.C. in Italy.

T./2nd Lt. .Percival George Handford, 1st Bn., Wilts. R., attd. l/4th Bn., R. Berks. R., T.F. (ITALY) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. Having successfully attacked with his platoon the machine-gun emplacements which were his objective and bombed the gunners, he dealt with two rows of dug-outs, where he obtained about 30 prisoners and left many dead. Throughout he showed great dash and initiative and set a very fine example to his command

1919 Feb 1. Promoted Lt

1920 Apr 20.   Relinquishes his commission, and leaves as Lt.

1920 Nov 17. Joined ADRIC with service no. was 1061, . Posted to I Coy

1921 Feb 21.  Promoted Section Leader

1921 Mar 17 Admitted Stevens Hospital

1921 Apr 4 Discharged Stevens Hospital

1921 Jul 14 to 27 Jul on Leave

1922 Jan 21. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1927 Apr/Jun. Married Florence Jane Nobbs in Totnes, Devon

1939 Register Living with wife Florence at 109 Torquay Road , Paignton U.D., Devon. He is a self employed Furniture Dealer

1962 Mar 5. Died Paignton, Devon