Charles Reginald (Reg) PERRIN


PERRIN, Charles Reginald

Service Number: 2747
Enlisted: 19 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough,Victoria, 1878
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 9 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2747, 58th Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2747, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
9 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2747, 60th Infantry Battalion

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Charles Reginald Perrin and his three brothers all enlisted for service in the Great War.

Brothers: 1089 Pte. Harold Edgar Perrin (/explore/people/340456) (killed - France 19 Jul 1916), 3119 Pte. Edwin Christopher Perrin (/explore/people/91478),  and  1888 Pte. Albert Edmond Perrin (/explore/people/247385)

"...2747 Private (later Lance Corporal) Charles Reginald Perrin, 58th (later 60th) Battalion of Elsternwick, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor (A71) on 2 October 1916. On 9 August 1918, he was killed in action near Villers-Bretonneux, France, during the advance on the Amiens front. He was aged 40. L/Cpl Perrin is buried in the Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France." - SOURCE (


"PERRIN.-On the 9th August, 1918, killed in action somewhere in France, L.-Col. Charles Reginald Perrin, dearly loved eldest son of E.C. and K.A.A. Perrin, 62 Shoobra road, Elsternwick, brother of Harold Edgar (killed in action, Fleurbaix, 19th July 1916), Edwin Christopher, Albert Edmund (both on active service abroad), and Wilfred Henry (of Plaistowe Ltd., Perth, W.A.)

PERRIN.-Killed in action, somewhere in France, on 9th August, 1918, Signaller C.R. (Reg) Perrin, 60th Battalion (late corporal 58th Batt.), late head teacher State school, Rosebud, dearly loved husband of Madge. My dear Reg. (Inserted by his sorrowing wife, 62 Shoobra road, Elsternwick)." - from the Melbourne Argus 28 Aug 1918 (