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Arthur Ernest Percival of Singapore - his height?


Peter Mc
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Does anyone have access to the attestation papers of Arthur Ernest Percival, Essex Regt, of Singapore surrender fame? I am trying to find out how tall he actually was. Various sources describe him as being ;tall', 'lanky' 'over 6 feet in height' ; but certainly one photo purporting to show him as an officer in Ireland seems to be of a much smaller man.

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Hello Peter

As he was an officer, I don't think he would have any attestation papers. They were for other ranks.

Ron

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Thanks Ron. I hadn't thought of that.

So does anyone know if height was recorded anywhere on an officers record?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Officers papers are available at Kew, in this picture of Percival in 1915, when with the 7th Beds Officers football team, while tall he is certainly not the tallest.

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