Percy Dalby Pipe was the eldest of four brothers that were killed within a year of each other. Please see the post on Lance Corporal Edwin George Pipe. Percy was killed on the first day of the German Spring Offensive when the battalion was in the front line of one of the most powerful artillery offensives ever. His last remaining brother, Sergeant Robert Henry Pipe, who served in the same battalion, died of his wounds 8 days later.
Service No: 200938
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 2nd/4th Bn.
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Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL
National Probate Calander, 5 June 1920:
PIPE Percy Dalby of 9 Queen’s Road Beccles Suffolk. Private 2/4th battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry died 21 March 1918 in France. Administration (with Will) Ipswich 5 June to William Dalby Pipe printer’s estimating clerk. Effects 203 13s