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Stanley Charles PERRETT

Regimental number2015
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolNott Street State School, Port Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address23 Lyne Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Next of kinMrs P. Perrett, 23 Lyne Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Australian Navy; discharged.
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Norah PERRETT, 485 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Geelong
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Anzac, 20 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 2130907, 1197 Pte J.A.T. COOK, 57th Bn (patient, Harborne Hall VAD Hospital, Birmingham, England), 3 February 1917: 'I knew Perrett. We were together at Fleurbaix on the 19th July 1916.

He had an impediment in his speech and stuttered. I was wounded on that day, when we lost so many men of my Battalion near Fromelles (?). The last I saw of Perrett that day was as he lay badly wounded on a stretcher in No Mans (sic) Land. Pte. Wm. Smith of my Coy. told me afterwards that Perrett died before he could be brought back.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PERRETT Stanley Charles
Red Cross File No 2130907

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