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Reginald Trevor PERKINS

Regimental number202
Date of birth22 November 1894
Place of birthRichmond, Tasmania
SchoolNew England Grammar School, Glen Innes, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGlen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Hedley Perkins, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJioned the Bank of New South Wales, Head Office, Sydney, January 1913.
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the offensive east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917 and the following days, when in charge of a Bearer subdivision, his utter disregard of personal danger in the execution of his duty of organising his bearers, was a fine example to his men. He repeatedly went backwards and forwards through the enemy barrage, re-organising squads depleted by casualties, and directing and guidng others to Regimental Aid Posts when they were wounded for evacuation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother: Emily PERKINS
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 312.

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