Andrew Murray PERRY

PERRY, Andrew Murray

Service Number: 2095
Enlisted: 29 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, 30 June 1870
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 46 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel No. 6, VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Naracoorte War Memorial, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2095, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2095, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2095, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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"...2095 Private Andrew Murray Perry, 32nd Battalion from Hindmarsh Island, South Australia. A 44 year old carpenter prior to enlistment on 29 September 1915, he embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 7 February 1916 aboard HMAT Miltiades. Pte Perry was killed in action at the battle of Fromelles, France on 19 July 1916 at the age of 46. After the war his grave could not be located and he was commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles. In 2008 a burial ground was located at Pheasant Wood, France containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers including Pte Perry. All of the remains were reburied in the newly created Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. At the time of the official dedication of the new cemetery on 19 July 2010, ninety-six of the Australians had been identified through a combination of anthropological, archaeological, historical and DNA information. Work is continuing on identifying the other remains relocated from the burial ground and buried in the new cemetery as unknown soldiers. Pte Perry is among those who have not been identified and his name remains on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial." - SOURCE (