Crew Details

Midshipman, Royal Navy
HMS Monmouth

Percy Clarence Cardall (mistakenly referred to as Charles Percy Cardell) was born in September 1896, the third son of Joseph Charles Cardall and Elizabeth Lucas of 46 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Before enlisting he was a plumber. On his enlistment in February 1914 he lied about his age, giving his dead older brother's birth year and also using his name which he gave as Charles. His first posting was HMS Vivid II at Plymouth, he went to HMS Monmouth in July.

It was recorded that his name was corrected posthumously "by relatives" to "full name Charces Percy", but as explained above that is not correct.

H.M.S Monmouth
Date of Birth : 2 May 1899
Osbourne Naval College: Jan 1912 - Aug 1914
HMS Monmouth Aug 1914 - 1 November 1914

Date of Death : 1 November 1914
Age: 15

Elder son of Andrew Gray Muir (Writer to the Signet) and Mary Elizabeth Henderson or Muir, of 17, Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh.
Possibily named after his Grandfather, George Watson Muir, of Traquair, Peeblesshire
Listed on Plymouth Naval Memorial and on the Memorial in Saint Andrews Church, George Street, Edinburgh

(Glasgow Herald 14th of November 1914)

Hello Mary

Thanks for contacting me regards your father's elder brother, Midshipman George Watson Muir. Sorry for taking so long but I have been trying to find the article you mentioned in the Illustrated London News but have been unable.#

Details supplied by Margaret Webb (Niece of Percy)