Norman Adam PERRETT

PERRETT , Norman Adam

Service Number: 279
Enlisted: 12 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Bundamba, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 16 October 1886
Home Town: Bundamba, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 25 May 1937, aged 50 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Bundamba War Memorial, Ipswich Branch Engine Drivers, Firemen & Cleaners Association Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 279, 31st Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 279, 31st Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 279, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
18 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 279, 31st Infantry Battalion, per A72 HT Beltara
2 Feb 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 279, 31st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Norman was the fourth of eight children (and only surviving son) of John Perrett (born 1857 in Ipswich, QLD) and Sophia Beavis (born 1857 en route from Devon, England on board the Hastings). John was a Miner in Ipswich, QLD in 1878 when he married Sophia, and they raised their family at Perrett's Hill in Bundanba, Ipswich, QLD where John was a Miner.

Norman joined the Railways Service in 1906 as a Locomotive Cleaner, progressing to Fireman by 1913 and Locomotive Engine Driver by 1915 when he married Agnes Mary Kerley (born 1890 in Ipswich, QLD). Norman enlisted in the AIF on 12 July 1915 - a week after his marriage. He served as a Private (Service No:279) with the 31st Infantry Battalion A Coy and 'was a Lewis Gunner ..... in Egypt and France... he went into action with his Battalion at Fleurhaix on July 19, 1916' (Obituary, Friday 28 May, 1937). Norman was Discharged in February 1918.

Returning to Bundanba, Ipswich in QLD, Norman worked as a Locomotive Engine Driver, stationed at Roma and Ipswich, QLD. Norman died 1937, and following his death Agnes relocated to Mackay, QLD where she died in 1971.