Percival William Cox, born in 1884, enlisted in the Army Service Corps aged 31 years 6 months and embarked for France on 17 September 1915. He served as a farrier (he was a skilled blacksmith) and saw action at Ypres. He later joined the Hertfordshire Regiment and was 'demobbed' on 12 May 1919. He returned to Meldreth and resumed his work as a blacksmith, working at Elbourn's Yard in Chiswick End, Meldreth. He made the wrought iron signs which mark the village boundaries with Shepreth and Meldreth. Percy died in 1964, aged 80.
Further details are on the Meldreth Local History Group's website: http://www.meldrethhistory.org.uk/page/percival_william_cox_1884_-_1964?path=0p4p24p109p