Edward PERRY


PERRY, Edward

Service Number: 6312
Enlisted: 16 June 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Greens Plains, South Australia, 2 November 1875
Home Town: Angaston, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Angaston Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 41 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Angaston Congregational Church WW1 Roll of Honour, Angaston District WW1 Roll of Honour, Angaston War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Keyneton Soldier Memorial Institute and Honour Roll, Lyndoch and District Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

16 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6312, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6312, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6312, 10th Infantry Battalion
22 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6312, 7th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


Mrs. Thomas Perry, of Angaston, has been notified that her son, Private Edward Perry, was killed in action on September 20, in France. Private Perry enlisted in 1916, and left for England on August 28 with the 20th Reinforcements of the 10th Infantry Battalion. He was afterwards transferred to the 27th Battalion. He was well-known in the Angaston district. Before the advent of the railway he was for 13 years a prominent driver for Messre. J. Hill & Co, on the coach between Anguston and Freeling." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 27 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)