Percy Knight Dennett (1881-1917) - Pte G/41294 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers.Percy Dennett, eldest son of Maria Dennet, and first cousin to William (overleaf), married Mary Anne Randall in 1905 and they had 2 children, Edith May (born 1907) and Annie (born 1909). Percy worked as a farm labourer and the family lived at 2 Jessamine Terrace in Barns Green.At the outbreak of war Percy did not enlist immediately but he was called up in early 1916 and duly presented himself at the Drill Hall Horsham to enlist. He attested and was postedto the 2ndBattalion Royal Fusiliers as Private G/41294. He was an able soldier and was promoted to Lance Corporal, a rank at which he would have been in charge of a Section of up to 15 men. After basic training Percy was sent to France where training would have continued before he was sent to join the Battalion. Percy arrived in France on the 15thSeptember 1916 as part of the 4th Battalion but was transferred back to the 2nd, and we can assume posted into active service, just two weeks later on the 29th.By February 1917 the Royal Fusiliers were on the front line on the Somme near Combles. On 28thFebruary they were ordered to attack the German positions in the Sailly Sector. The attack did not advance the British positions and on 2ndMarch the Battalion was relieved in the front line and returned to rest billets near Albert. Around this time Percy was shot in the shoulder and chest, was badly wounded and was evacuated from the front line positions to the London Casualty Clearing Station south of Albert, near the town of Meaulte. On 3rdMarch 1917 Percy died at the 2/2 London Casualty Clearing Station and was buried in the nearby cemetery, in an area known to the troops as Grove Town. This became the current CWGC cemetery which bears the same name.He is commemorated on the War Memorial in St Nicholas Church, Itchingfieldand was awarded the Victory and British War Medals for his service. .