Sergeant Percy James Waghorn

Posted on Apr 13, 2011

Sergeant Percy James Waghorn


Born in Keston, Kent on 30 March 1893. Percy was a carpenter before he enlisted in the RNAS as an Air Mechanic 1 on 21 November 1914. His parents were William and Rebecca Waghorn.

With a trade as an Airship Rigger he was promoted to Leading Mechanic on 1 August 1915. He was a Corporal on the formation of the RAF on 1 April 1918 and had been promoted to Sergeant by July 1919.

Waghorn left effects to the value of £125 12s 6d to his father William Waghorn who was keeper of The Star Beerhouse, Capel Hill, Kent.

Service numbers: F2161/202161

Many thanks to Becky Saunders for the fantastic photograph of Percy Waghorn, her great uncle and a coxwain of NS11 when she was lost.