Frank PERRY

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PERRY, Frank

Service Number: 2006
Enlisted: 14 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 2 December 1891
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: North Broken Hill Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 2 October 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Oxide Street Church Honour Roll, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2006, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2006, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
2 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2006, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Wounded SN 2006, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"LATE LCE.-CPL. FRANK PERRY.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Perry, of Broken Hill, have received news of the death of their eldest son Frank, as a result of wounds received in action. Lce.-Cpl Frank Perry was well known and highly respected in Broken Hill and Kadina. He was born at Kadina 26 years ago, and at an early age removed with his parents to Broken Hill. He was educated at the North Broken Hill Public School, and was employed for a number of years with Mr. Donald Hooper, of Argent street but later he was in the engineering department of the Proprietary Mine. He enlisted in the early stages of the war, and was attached to the famous 10th. He saw service on Gallipoli, and has been practically the whole of his time in action. Prior to his enlistment he was an active member of the North Broken Hill Rifle Club in which body he has won numerous prizes. He also filled many offices in the Y.M.C.A., and was a member of the Court Pride of the North, A.O.F., and a member of the F.E.D. & F.A. up to the time of enlisting. Another son, Capt W. H. Perry, of the original 10th, is on active service." - from the Adelaide Observer 27 Ovt 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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