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Percy Apter

Born:
1897
Died:
1974

Basic Information

Unique reference:
APT1031
Other first name:
Pinchas
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1897
Place of birth:
Jaffa, Israel
Date arrived in Britain:
1919

Death

Date of death:
1974
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
25a Thompson Street Barry, Glamorgan
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Joining the British Army, 1916

Conversation
Percy was born in Palestine and at the outbreak of World War One decided to leave his home in Jaffa to avoid being conscripted into the Turkish Army and instead travelled to Alexandria where he enlisted in the Zion Mule Corp of the British Army where he served until its disbanding on 26th May 1916.

Percy

Conversation
Percy is remembered as a quiet and very humble man who spoke little about his experience of the War. However the surviving letter authorising his transfer from the Zion Mule Corp in 1916 states that he was a "good character and his work and conduct have always been satisfactory"

Family

Spouse

Hannah Joseph (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Apter
Place of marriage:
The Library, New Tredegar
Country of marriage:
Wales, United Kingdom

Children

Judith Apter "Judy" (female)
Sonia Apter (female)
Isadore Apter "Issy" (male)
Hilda Apter

Siblings

Salman Apter (male)

Parents

Father: Isaac Apter (male)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
52
Date enlisted/conscripted:
14 October 1916
Date discharged/death:
19 July 1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Zion Mule Corp
Posting:
Gallipoli
Campaigns:
Gallipoli Campaign
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillary
Regiment:
3rd Rifle Regiment
Battalion/unit:
'C' Company

Roll of Honour

APTER

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Carpenter
Organisation:
British Army

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