|Place of birth||Prahran, Victoria|
|School||State School, Malvern Road, Hawksburn, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||247 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ethel Perkins, 247 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 49th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alfred Joseph and Alice Ethel PERKINS, 17 Mitchell Street, St. Kilda, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2014 Pte Colin Ernest PERKINS, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Marched in to Mediterranean Expeditionary Force for the Dardanelles, 19 September 1915.
Taken on strength, Anzac Base, Mudros, 28 September 1915; transferred to Anzac, Gallipoli, 3 October 1915.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 October 1915 (scabies); transferred to Hospital Ship 'Formosa', 23 October 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Imtarfa, Malta, 28 October 1915; transferred to Manval Hospital, 6 November 1915; to Spinold Camp, 23 November 1915; to Australian Overseas Base, Ghezireh, Egypt, 11 December 1915; rejoined 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Fate subsequently determined as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2130801: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.16.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PERKINS Eric
Red Cross File No 2130801