Percy Sydney Pass was the son of Percy Pass and Sarah Jane (nee Robinson) of 54, Hanford Avenue, Orrell Park.
 
He was born at Walton on the 10th October 1892. 
 
His parents were married in 1887 at St.Mary’s, C.of E. Church, Walton.
 
1901 Census – 2 Lochinvar Street, Walton - Parents Percy and Sarah Jane with children Douglas, Ethel, Sidney, Dorothy and Stanley 
 
1911 Census - 454 Hawthorne Road, Bootle - Parents Percy and Sarah Jane with children Ethel, Percy Sidney, Dorothy Eva, Stanley Robinson, Lillian, Frank and Ivy. Parents had been married 23 years with 10 children born and 8 still alive - Percy was employed as a labourer, loading and he was born in Walton 
 
He was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Black Prince.
 
His photo appeared in the Evening Express on the 7th July 1916 and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo. The caption accompanying the report read, "Sydney Pass, A.B., 54, Hanford-avenue, Orrell Park, Aintree, also lost with the Black Prince."
 
Before joining the Royal Navy Percy had been a pre-War Territorial soldier. His service records have survived. They show Sidney served with the Lancashire Fusiliers from the 8th July 1909 until the 13th November 1914 when he was discharged as unfit for further service due to being hard of hearing and unable to hear ordinary orders and unable to hear anything when on parade.
 
Sidney was 5ft 6¼ inches tall, weighed 130lbs with a 36½” inch chest, blue eyes, brown hair and his religion was Church of England.
 
Mention is made in his army service records of his parents and his brothers Douglas, Stanley and Frank and 44 Middlesex Road, Bootle.