Private Percy Victor Starling


Private Percy Victor Starling (aged 25) of the Royal Marine Artillery Regiment (Union Hall)

Date of incident: 5 Nov. 1920

Sources: Death Certificate, 8 Nov. 1920; CCE, 6 Nov. 1920; FJ, 6 Nov. 1920; II, 11 Nov. 1920; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;; (accessed 1 Aug. 2014).


Note: Young and married for only three weeks, Starling was mortally wounded by the accidental discharge of a rifle at the coastguard station in the village of Union Hall on Friday morning, 5 November 1920. Two other soldiers were also wounded by the discharge. Starling was conveyed to the Royal Naval Hospital at Haulbowline, where he died on 8 November of peritonitis stemming from a bullet wound in the abdomen. See Death Certificate, 8 Nov. 1920. Starling was buried in the Old Church Cemetery at Cobh.

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