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John PERKS

Regimental number739
Place of birthTempe New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectroplater
Address6 Johns Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Perks, 28 Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton, London North, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 8th Bn, Middlesex Regiment.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sophia PERKS, 28 Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in Action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Upper Edmanton, London North, England.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PERKS John

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