Private P.  Hoffman  Service number 26835  east-surrey-regiment_badge

Regiment  East Surrey Regiment 12th Bn.

Date of birth  1889

Date of death 26th May 1918

Age at death 18 years


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PERCY THEODORE HOFFMAN: Percy was born in 1899 in Stepney to George and Emily Hoffman. Aged one, Percy and his family had moved to Seaforth, Lancashire where his father was employed as a Colour Marker. However, by 1911 Emily, now widowed and with three young children, returned to Stepney and was living in Ratcliffe.  Percy enlisted at the Whitehall Recruiting Office, joining the East Surrey Regiment. Aged 18 he died of wounds on 26 May 1918 at Stamford Street Hospital, Waterloo.