Image: A page from Lieutenant Trendell’s military service file with notes about receiving his commission as an officer in 1918 (Library & Archives Canada)
Regimental Number: 669801
Branch: 38th Battalion
Percival was born in London, England on March 19, 1897. He came to Canada in May of 1914 to join his mother and elder brother in Ontario. In February of 1916, Percival enlisted in the Canadian Army. The Canadian Army Journal (see link below) gives a detailed account of Percival’s involvement in the 38th Battalion’s trench raid on February 22, 1917. He was sent to England to obtain his commission as an officer in January of 1918. In 1921, Percival filed on a homestead at NW 20-75-2-W6. A year or two later, he returned to Ontario. He came back to the Peace Country to visit his old homestead and the widow of his friend Victor Hurlock in 1972. Percival died in 1973.
Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 44, 74