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Albert Edmund PERRIN

Regimental number1888
Place of birthMarlborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHotel Westralia, Perth, Western Australia
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 5.75"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edmund Charles Perrin, 150 Raglan Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1888A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1920
Discharge date22 September 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1089 Pte Harold Edgar PERRIN, 31st Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 7 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916; taken on strength, 11th Training Bn, 1 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November1916.

Wounded in action, 18 October 1916 (fractured left arm: severe), admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 19 October 1917; to England, 20 October 1917, and admitted same day to Queen Mary's Hospital, Whatley; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 November 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 February 1918.

Re-allotted Regimental No 1888A.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 17 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918; to England, 21 April 1918, and admitted to VAD Cheltenham, affiliated with 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 26 July 1918, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 9 August 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth,from Hurdcott, 10 September 1918; to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 September 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 17 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 January 1919.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Weymouth, 27 January 1919 (pleurisy); discharged to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 5 May 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kigoma', 20 May 1920; disembarked Fremantle, 6 July 1920; discharged (medically unfit), 22 September 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PERRIN Albert Edmund

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