|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Religion||Church of Christ|
|Address||Kongorong, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M E Perkins, Kongorong, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Mount Gambier, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'For conspicuous courage at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on night of 2-3 August 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'In the operations against enemy positions at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/3rd June, 1918, Private PERKINS was one of a party of three men under Sergeant PULLEN who attacked and captured three German machine guns in action. The first gun was rushed with the bayonet and the crew either killed or captured: the other two guns were attacked with hand grenades and the crews driven off. Throughout the action he showed great courage and dash, and set a fine example to the men of his platoon who witnessed the act.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 20 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; taken on strength, 10th Bn, France, 2 January 1917.
Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right forearm), 25 February 1917; admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, France, 27 February 1917; to England, 1 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Brighton, 2 March 1917; transferred to Wynch Cross Hospital, 17 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 4 April 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 April 1917.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 April 1917; marched out to 10th Bn; transferred to 70th Bn and taken on strength, 24 April 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 16 October 1917.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 28 January 1918 (scabies); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 13 February 1918; to 25th General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 February 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 28 March 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Escaut, 21 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 April 1918 (trench fever).
Wounded in action, second occasion (gun shot wound, left arm), 20 September 1918; admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to 5th Australian General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England, and admitted to Bristol War Hospital, 27 September 1918.
Awarded Military Medal, 8 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marmari', 21 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 4 February 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 17 April 1919.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal