In Flanders Fields… Percy Ager

Percy AGER

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18


Rank: Private
Service No: 31296
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment – 5th Battalion
Died: 12/05/1917 – Killed in action, aged 23
Memorial: Arras Memorial, France – Bay 7

Percy’s parents were Thomas & Charlotte Ager (nee Slow/Slough). He was born in 1892 in Geddington and was baptised on 26 March 1893, in St Mary Magdalene, Geddington

He was born into a farming family. Of the 10 children born to his parents he was one of only 3 to survive to adulthood.

Mr & Mrs T Ager were informed that their son, Pte Percy Ager, of the Northants Regiment, was killed by a shell when returning to billets on 11th May. He was 25 years old and had served his country since October 1914.

1901 Census: Bridge Street, Geddington (next to Club House)
Thomas Ager (father); aged 54; general farm labourer; b. Little Oakley
Charlotte Ager (mother); aged 46; b. Geddington
Thomas H Ager (brother); aged 20; shoe hand finisher; b. Geddington
Percy J Ager; aged 8; b. Geddington

1911 Census: West Street, Geddington
Thomas Ager (father); aged 65; farm labourer – married 24 years
Charlotte Ager (mother); Aged 55; 10 children – 3 living
Percy Ager; aged 18; farm labourer

Image of the Arras Memorial
The Arras Memorial