Service Number: 2781
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Remount Unit
Born: London, England, United Kingdom, 1869
Home Town: Kinbombi, Gympie Regional Council, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Queensland, Australia, 9 December 1949, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Goomeri Cemetery, Queensland
Plot Monumental, Row O, #28
Memorials: Goomeri & District Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 2781, 2nd Remount Unit
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 2781, 2nd Remount Unit, HMAT Malakuta, Sydney
12 Dec 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2781, 2nd Remount Unit

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

Arthur Perrett was born in London, England around 1969, a son to George Perrott and Caroline Perrott (nee Sibun). Its unclear when he emigrated to Australia but it appears he spent his life working as a Grazier in the regional areas of Gympie, Qld.

He served in both the South African (Boer) War and WW1. First service was as a Private S.N. 112 in the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Boer War. Second service was as a Private S.N. 2781 in the 2nd Remount Unit, AIF WW1.

(source- AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 481; National Archives Australia WW1 service record).