Percy Cumpstey

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Percy Cumpstey

Bank: Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co

Place of work: Blackpool branch

Died: 11 March 1917

Percy Cumpstey was born on 19 October 1892, the son of John Latus Cumpstey, a soap manufacturer, and his wife Ada. He was educated at Preston Grammar School.

In July 1909, when he was 16 years old, Cumpstey went to work for Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co as a junior at its Blackpool branch. In 1913 he was promoted to a clerkship and transferred to Blackpool South Shore branch. In 1914 he transferred back to Blackpool branch.

In February 1916 Cumpstey joined the army. Private Percy Cumpstey of the Royal Fusiliers, attached to the Trench Mortar Battery, died in hospital in Rouen on 11 March 1917, of wounds received in action on the Somme. He was 24 years old.

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