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   Lieutenant Percy Thomas Jordan
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/03/1893
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Percy Thomas Jordan was the only son of the Rev Thomas Jordan and Marianne G C Jordan. Percy Jordan was born on 12th March 1893 in Magherafelt. Rev Thomas Jordan was the Rector of Magherafelt. They lived at the Rectory in Magherafelt. He was educated at St. Columba's College and Trinity College, Dublin. Percy offered himself for Army service on the outbreak of the war and received his commission in November 1914. Lieutenant Percy Thomas Jordan was with the 3rd Battalion of the Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached to the 1st Battalion, when he was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 21st August, 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 692788
Summary      
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
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1 1901 Census lists Jordan family 1901 census lists Percy Thomas as age 8 living with the family at house 1 in Glebe, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Percy Jordan 1911 census lists Percy Thomas as age 18 living at house 12.1 in Taylorís Grange, Whitechurch, Dublin)
3 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details and photo of Lieutenant Percy Thomas Jordan
4 National Archives of Ireland Will for Percy's father, Rev Thomas Jordan
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 St Columba's College, Dublin 2nd Lieut Percy Thomas Jordan (1905) listed on memorial
7 Trinity College Dublin Reading Rooms, Panel 3, Percy Thomas Jordan
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020