CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Percival Molson
Died: July 5, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Cacouna, Quebec
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs.Jennie B.Molson 556 Pine Ave., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Address at Enlistment:
not listed on attestation sheet.
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Manager National Trust Co.,Montreal
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
April 26, 1915
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Avion
Date of Death:
July 5, 1917
Age at Death:
36
Buried at:
Villers Station Cemetery, France
Plot:
VIII. E. I.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6285-34
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Outstanding athlete,student at McGill;one of the Molson clan whose family enterprises consisted of Banking and Brewing. Captain Molson was killed instantly by a shell that landed near where he was walking with a fellow officer,Lt.Donald McLean.(see Ghosts Have Warm Hands,by Will Bird,p.37.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Images
Grave of Capt. P. Molson ,MC,PPCLI
Original overseas unit 2nd University Company. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in the field October 17, 1915 as a Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain. Wounded June 2, 1916. Son of John Thomas Molson and Jennie B. Molson, of Montreal.
Awards and Decorations
Military Cross