Perrin, P J
PERCY JOHN PERRIN
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot L, Row 8, Grave 665.
He enlisted 16 November 1916 in Watford for Short Service or the Duration of the War: a barman aged 30, 5’9″ tall, C of E, his next-of-kin his wife. He served at Home 11 December 1916 to 27 May 1918, and in France 28 May to 19 September 1918, when he was sent home aboard H.T. Gloucester Castle following shell wounds to both legs and his left arm, having previously been admitted to 16 General Hospital on 30 August. He died at the Military Hospital, Boscombe, Hants, of his wounds. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Percy in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 October 1918; plus another Death announcement in the issue dated 19 October 1918.
Son of Lydia (nee THURGOOD) and the late Henry PERRIN; husband of Louisa (nee EAMES) PERRIN.
His parents married 23 July 1871 at St Peter’s, Walthamstow, Essex. Henry died 1905 aged 55; Lydia died 1942 aged 94; both in the Epping, Essex, district.
Percy was born 1885 in Harlow, Essex, and married 9 November 1914 at St Michael’s, Watford; they had one child. Louisa remarried 19 February 1927 at St Michael’s, Watford, to Walter STAINES, and died 1958 in the Epping district aged 71.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 5, he lived in Harlow, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, a houseboy aged 15, he still lived in Harlow, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 25, he lived in Hayes, Kent
Date of death06/10/1918
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesRecorded as serving in the Royal Field Artillery in the Borough Roll of Honour
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