Remembered with honour Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
He enlisted 3 February 1916 in Casula, New South Wales: a labourer of Sydney, C of E; next-of-kin his mother. He embarked from Sydney 25 October 1916 aboard H.M.A.T. Ascanius , disembarking 28 December 1916 in Devonport. He proceeded to France 25 April 1917, was promoted to Lance-Corporal 16 June 1918, wounded in the field 29 June 1918 with a gun shot wound to the thorax, and returned to Australia 6 November 1918.
Son of Frances (nee MORRIS) and the late Thomas PERKINS.
His parents married 4 June 1881 at St James’, Husborne Crawley, Beds. Thomas died 1900 aged 42; Frances died 1934 aged 74; both in the Watford district.
Harry was born 12 March 1892 in Watford, and baptised 6 July 1892 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 9 January 1899 to 11 October 1901; transferred to Alexandra School, Watford, from 21 October 1901 to 26 January 1903 [sic]; then back to Callowland from 8 January 1903 [sic] to 9 March 1909. He emigrated to Australia, possibly, 28 April 1911 on the Wakool from London to Sydney: a farmer aged 17.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a milk carrier at dairy aged 19, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and five siblings.
Date of death12/12/1919
Age at death27
Place of death
NotesHis brother Charles died 9 July 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)