Gregorio PEREZ

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PEREZ, Gregorio

Service Number: 475
Enlisted: 5 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Machine Gun Company
Born: Burgos, Spain, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Freeling, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook, S.A.R.
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Spoilbank Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium
Spoilbank Cemetery (Plot I, Row Q, Grave No. 19), Zillebeke, Belgium, Spoilbank Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Salisbury & District Roll of Honour, Salisbury Eternal Flame Honour Board, Salisbury War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 475, 8th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 475, 8th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography

Medals: British war Medal, Victory Medal.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Friday 9 November 1917

THE ROLL OF HONOR.

"Faithful Unto Death."

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

Private GREGORY PEREZ, according to a message received by Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Gillett, of Freeling, was killed in action in France on September 26. He enlisted from Salisbury, S.A. He was employed as cook for the officials on the construction of the Salisbury to Long Plains railway. His brother was killed in France. He was attached to the 8th Machine Gun Company, and sailed from Melbourne on October 29, 1916.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5570615

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Thursday 8 November 1917

DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

PEREZ.—On the 26th September, killed in action, France, Private Gregory Perez (Peter), No. 4756, Machine Company, aged 31.—Inserted by ids sorrowing friends, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Gillett and Family, Freeling.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5570150

The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901 - 1929) Thursday 26 September 1918

PEREZ.— In memory of Pte. Gregory Perez, 8th Machine Gun Company, killed in action at Polygon Wood on the 26th September, 1917. For how can man die better Than facing fearful odds. "El dar uno su vida por sus amigos."

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57546708

The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901 - 1929) Friday 26 September 1919

IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE

PEREZ.— In loving remembrance of Gregory Perez, killed at Polygon Wood, on the 26th September, 1917. "Bicnaventurados los Muertos."

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62400797

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Saturday 27 September 1919

HEROES OF THE GREAT WAR

PEREZ. —A tribute of love and honor to the memory of Private Perez (Peter) who was killed in France, September 26 1917.

His memory lives in the hearts

Of those who knew his worth. 

—Inserted by those who loved him, Mr., Mrs. F. G. Gillett and family, Freeling. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5629536

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