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Percy James Perkins MM

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Perkins MM

Percy James

73822

L/Cpl

28 Btn, Canadian Infantry

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

 

35

   

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

09/04/1917

Vimy Ridge

Killed

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloy

V,D,17

France

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

James and Mary Ann Perkins

The Vaults (36 Market Place)

Chippenham

Notes

Moved to Canada before the War.

Saskatchewan Rifles

April 9th. Killed in action, L/Cpl Percy James Perkins, youngest son of James Perkins of the Vaults, Chippenham. Aged 35

Wilts Times 5 May 1917

Death of Lance Corporal Percy Perkins

Sincere sympathy will go out to Mr and Mrs James Perkins and family of The Vaults who have received news of the death in France of L/Cpl Percy Perkins their youngest son. Mr Percy Perkins as a young man was well known and highly respected in the town. He was a member of the Parish Church Choir. He was apprenticed to Mr Newton Heath, draper, and afterwards filled situations at Devizes, Reading and Folkestone. Later he emigrated to Canada where he engaged in farming and subsequently becoming the manager of a restaurant. He was about to be taken into partnership in the business when war broke out. He joined the Saskatchewan Rifles and came over to England where he underwent training and later left for France. He was home on leave last January and on returning to France took part with the Canadians in stiff fighting. He fought in the battle of Courcelette where the Canadians were the first over the parapet and he was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery. This trophy is the keeping of his parents whose delight at their sonís bravery in his countryís cause has now been saddened by the news that he was killed in action April 9th. Mr and Mrs Perkins have another son in France and the two brothers had not seen each other for some years, but by a happy coincidence, they met in France sometime ago. Mr Perkins elder son was the first to write home and announce that Percy had been seriously wounded, which news was followed by the intelligence that he had laid down his life for his King and Country.

Wilts Times 5 May 1917

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paulís Church

St Andrewís Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 03/11/2010

 

 


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