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Private Percy Balme


Harrogate Herald - 31st October 1917

Roll of Honour

Mrs Balme, of 8 Elmwood Street, Harrogate, has received an intimation to the effect that her husband, Sergeant Balme (son of Mr & Mrs T Balme), after having been wounded in the hand on May 3rd, 1917, and afterwards reported missing, is now a prisoner of war at Saltin, Hanover. Sergeant Balme was one of the Beechwood Boys, and in camp at Scarborough when war was declared. He expresses in a letter home as being all right, though sadly in need of cigs, etc. Mr & Mrs T Balme had a son, Private Percy Balme, killed on October 16th, while another, Sapper T Balme, is now in France.



2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

28075 Private Percy Balme

Born : Harrogate

Enlisted : Harrogate

Died : 22nd October 1916


France and Flanders



In Memory of


Private 280752nd Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Sunday, 22nd October 1916. Age 27.

Additional Information:

Husband of Mary S. Balme, of 10, Willow Grove, Harrogate.

Commemorative Information



Grave Reference/Panel Number:

Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D